How Clean is my Favorite Beach?

First, review some key details of California law

  1. The state measures water quality at its own beaches
  2. A beach is closed if 104 enterococcus bacteria are found in 100 ml of water
  3. Closure standards are roughly equivalent to one chance in 100 of getting sick
  4. Coastline is 1000 miles long, and OCSD spent $5 million studying just 40 miles of it
  5. Heal the Bay uses these standards to make a weekly Beach Cleanliness Report Card

Now, if you live in any coastal state, you have two options:

Beach water cleanliness standards vary widely from state to state.

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