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Heal the Bay: Water Quality in Seal Beach Failing in Wet Weather

But as long as the sun is shining, you're good!

Seal Beach in stormy weather. Patch file photo.
Seal Beach in stormy weather. Patch file photo.
None of Orange County's beaches was on Heal the Bay's list this year as a "bummer" for water quality.

"This year's report card is welcome news," Orange County Supervisor Patricia Bates said.

"We have been very committed to discovering why certain beaches had poor water quality and took some very creative steps to fix the problems. Orange County's beaches are a beacon for residents and tourists, and we want to keep them clean and inviting."

Seal Beach ratings (first grade for summer, second for dry winter months, third grade for wet weather):

  • projection of 1st Street A, C, F
  • projection of 8th Street A, B, F
  • Seal Beach Pier, 100 yards south of pier A, A, F
  • projection of 14th Street A, A+, F

City News Service contributed to this report.

Liz Ccrowley May 23, 2014 at 01:46 PM
If they take that breakwater down that will solve the problem .Nature will flush all that pollution away.Just saying!
S.A.P. May 23, 2014 at 02:41 PM
Any beach near a river is going to have less than perfect water quality, especially right after it rains.
The Beast ! May 23, 2014 at 02:53 PM
And especially when the communities have trash spewed throughout the street by its citizens that are uneducated or aware of where their trash ends up.
The Beast ! May 25, 2014 at 06:01 PM
I swam this morning water was 62 degrees
The Beast ! May 26, 2014 at 09:05 PM
Spend the entire day at 13th Street water was AWESOME !

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