L.A. County health officials are asking residents to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters in certain areas.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- As many make plans to head down to the coast to escape Southern California's brutal heat wave, Los Angeles County health officials say there are high bacteria levels in the water at some popular spots.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a warning Tuesday asking beachgoers to avoid swimming, surfing and playing in ocean waters in the following areas:
The warning was issued due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.
The county collects and records information on beach conditions regularly and posts updates on its website.
To view a map of impacted locations, click here.