Alamitos Bay Beach. Photo:
Alamitos Bay Beach. Photo:

A rain-related sewage spill Monday prompted the closure of all swimming areas in Alamitos Bay, Long Beach officials announced.

About 2,400 gallons of sewage from a Los Angeles County Sanitation District manhole entered Colorado Lagoon between 10 and 11 a.m., prompting Long Beach Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis to order all swimming areas in Alamitos Bay closed to water contact, officials said.

“Colorado Lagoon, Mother’s Beach and Alamitos Bay will remain under a closure order until test results indicate the water is safe for swimming,” according to a statement from the Long Beach city manager’s office.

A separate rain advisory remains in effect for all recreational beaches in Long Beach as runoff following any significant rainfall eventually reaches city beaches.

“Recreational swimming areas should be avoided for three days following the end of a rainstorm,” officials said.

–City News Service

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