Goleta Beach Remains Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels

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Goleta Beach Remains Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels
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Goleta Beach (file photo)

Source: County of Santa Barbara

Laboratory tests of ocean waters based on samples taken at local beaches in Santa Barbara County on April 2, reveal that most Santa Barbara County ocean waters are safe for entry by residents as bacterial levels meet state standards.

Ocean waters at three beaches (East Beach at Mission Creek, Carpinteria State Beach and Jalama Beach), have warnings to residents as bacterial levels in the ocean waters at each of these beaches slightly exceed standards.

Currently, Goleta Beach is the only location where ocean waters remain closed because bacteria levels significantly exceed standards. Goleta Beach waters are closed to residents based on the test results as contact with this ocean water may cause illness.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reminds the public to avoid consuming raw fish and raw shellfish caught close to ocean waters where bacterial levels continue to be elevated. People doing recreational fishing from a pier or boat close to beaches where oceans waters have exceeded bacterial standards should be aware that eating uncooked or undercooked seafood products could expose them to fecal coliform bacteria. These bacteria can cause illness if ingested.

The Public Health Department will continue to test ocean waters and update our community when new results are available.

Ocean water testing is performed weekly. Results are posted at www.cosb.countyofsb.org/phd/environmentalhealth.aspx under “Ocean Water”.

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Red Creek Apr 07, 2018 09:00 AM
Goleta Beach Remains Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels

Are sufficient signs posted at Goleta Beach to warn anglers, scuba divers and beach lovers of the dangers of the contamination? We were there last week for lunch at the Beachside as a scuba diver from Northridge was packing up. He said the reef by the pier (caused by the rock covering an oil pipeline) was rich with fish. He was spearfishing but lost the catch accidentally. I don't think he knew that the wildlife there has been contaminated. There were several people fishing on the pier also.

pstarSR Apr 06, 2018 07:42 PM
Goleta Beach Remains Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels

the beaches were tested during dumping and were not closed. they have not dumped on the beach in some time, now they are having issues. Its not uncommon for after heavy rains for this to happen...... but thats not what you want to hear.

a-1556264910 Apr 06, 2018 10:10 PM
Goleta Beach Remains Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels

Lol yeah how odd that only Goleta Bch has been continuously closed. And they did not “test the beaches”. I tell ya, the County better stop with the BS spin.....lots of people know the truth so dont make it worse

a-1556264910 Apr 06, 2018 06:01 PM
Goleta Beach Remains Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels

The mud and other waste dumping is what sets Goleta Beach ocean apart and has caused it to remain closed the entire year. Adding insult to injury was that early on officials tried to say they were “nourishing” Goleta Beach. Ha. We are seeing the results of that “nourishment”. The next time the County decides to open an ocean dump, remember this.

Crystalandmaui Apr 08, 2018 07:58 AM
Goleta Beach Remains Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels

Exactly; I can’t believe that was allowed, to dump in the ocean. Just because it was convenient. We always hear keep the beaches clean keep the ocean clean, we’re killing off our Ocean life, then they do this, dump contaminated mud and debris into the ocean. What a bunch of bull shit.

tagdes Apr 06, 2018 01:26 PM
Goleta Beach Remains Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels

Nope... all that mud has long since washed all the way to South America and beyond. The beach has been free of high levels for some time so this is indeed some new and different cause.

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