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Report shows Calif. beaches w/ dirtiest water

July 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A report released on Wednesday revealed just how dirty California beaches are.

The Natural Resources Defense Council held a news conference in Santa Monica, where they released their annual report called, "Testing the Waters."

The group said pollution continues to contaminate beaches and waters. There were nearly 3,000 beach closings and advisory days last year in Southern California.

Experts say there were also fewer water samples taken because of budget cuts.

The California beaches with the dirtiest water include Avalon Beach in L.A. County, Poche Beach in San Clemente and Pudding Creek Beach in Mendocino County.