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Surfing, Swimming Still Limited At Some South Coast Beaches Due To Contamination From January Flood


It’s been more than three weeks since the deadly flooding in Southern Santa Barbara County, but three beaches still remain closed to swimming, surfing and other water activities because of dangerous bacteria levels.

Santa Barbara County Public Health officials say bacteria levels are still unsafe at Carpinteria State Beach, Goleta Beach, and Hammonds Beach.

Officials say warnings remain in effect at four other beaches. The warning mean that while you can go in the water, it’s not advised because of the increased risk of illness.

The warnings are in place for Arroyo Burro Beach, Hope Ranch Beach, El Capitan State Beach, and Summerland Beach. There are warning signs up at those beaches.