Three local beach reopen after sewage spill

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mothers-beachCity Health Officer, Dr. Helene Calvet, announced Thursday that the closures at Mother’s Beach, Marine Stadium and Colorado Lagoon, which had been closed due to a sewage spill Sunday night, has been lifted.

Laboratory tests for Mother’s Beach and Colorado Lagoon received today were within State standards for the second consecutive day.  

The closure was ordered after an estimated 1,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the storm system from a private sewage line located approximately 1/4 mile from the Los Cerritos Channel, which leads to Mother’s Beach, Marine Stadium and Colorado Lagoon.

Water quality monitoring will continue to be performed by the Health Department’s Recreational Water Quality Program on a weekly basis.

For more information, call the Department’s Water Quality Information Line, 562.570.4199, or visit

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