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Santa Barbara county issues beach closure for West Beach after sewage leak during rainstorms

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has issued a beach closure notice for West Beach from Santa Barbara Harbor to 2,000 feet east of the eastern Mission Creek outfall due to a release of at least 5,000 gallons of sewage into Mission Creek.

In addition, heavy rainfall poses potential health risks from exposure to rain runoff at all county-wide beaches.

Untreated rain water contact while swimming can cause the following symptoms: rashes, fever, chills, ear infections, vomiting and diarrhea.

Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services recommend people to not swim or surf in the ocean and area creeks for at least three days after rain.

To learn more about what the county is doing to keep local waterways safe, click this link.

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