Actual pic of the spill at Ballona Creek.
Wanted to get a surf in so bad tomorrow morn. Haven't been wet for a couple of days and I am going nuts. Now more sewage spills happenin' in these parts. When will the Ocean be treated like the Queen she is? Damn.
"Portions of Dockweiler State and Venice beaches were closed today after a raw sewage spill Wednesday afternoon.
The closure, which was announced Wednesday by L.A. County health officials, runs one mile north and south of Ballona Creek's mouth, where the sewage reached the ocean, officials said. Meanwhile, Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades remains closed because of high bacteria levels from a minor spill last week into a creek there.
The beaches will be off limits until at least Friday afternoon, pending water quality tests, officials said.
"Due to this sewage discharge, Los Angeles County residents and visitors to the area should avoid contact with the ocean water near the point of discharge until these portions of the beach have been deemed safe to reopen," said Jonathan E. Fielding, Los Angeles County public health director, in a statement. "We will be conducing water quality assessments to test the level of bacteria in the water. The beach will remain closed until test results indicate that bacteria levels meet health safety standards."
Sewage flowed for about an hour Wednesday afternoon until it was stopped by the city of Los Angeles' sanitation workers.
In Pacific Palisades, portions of Will Rogers beach are closed 100 yards on both sides of Santa Monica Canyon Creek. "
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