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Coast Lines, May 7, 2015: Capitola Beach closed due to bacteria counts

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By Santa Cruz Sentinel Staff

Capitola Beach east and west of the jetty has been posted with swimming advisory signs due to high bacteria counts.

The most recent water quality results for Capitola Beach west and east of the jetty, sampled on Monday, indicate bacteria levels above the safe body contact standards.

Water testing will continue and the warning signs will be maintained until bacteria levels fall below the safe body contact standards. No other Santa Cruz beaches are affected by this advisory.

Typically, increased bacteria levels return to levels that meet safe swimming standards approximately three days after rainfall stops.

The public is also reminded that urban lagoons, storm drains and stream discharges across the beaches regularly have bacteria levels in excess of standards for safe swimming.

Original Article: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/general-news/20150506/coast-lines-may-7-2015-beach-closed-due-to-bacteria-counts

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