LA County Leads Heal The Bay’s ‘Beach Bummer List’ Yet Again

CBS Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA (CBS) — Los Angeles County once again leads Heal the Bay’s annual “Beach Bummer List,” with seven locations in the ranking of the state’s 10 most polluted beaches.

Catalina Island’s Avalon Harbor Beach, which has been troubled by outdated and leaking sewers, claimed the No. 1 spot.

The Malibu area has four beaches on the list: Puerco Beach near the Marie Canyon storm drain, Surfrider, Dan Blocker County Beach and Escondido State Beach. Cabrillo and Topanga beaches also scored low on this year’s list.

Two Orange County beaches made the “Bummer” list — Doheny State Beach at the San Juan Creek outlet and Poche Beach.

Despite the prevalence of Los Angeles County beaches on the “Bummers” list, Heal the Bay reported that the county was generally showing improvement in ocean-water quality.

“We are heartened by numerous individual beach success stories, but this year highlighted that there is still…

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