July 2 – San Diego Coastkeeper’s Website Posts Current Beach Status, Data

Beachgoers can check water quality conditions at high-use beaches

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SAN DIEGO, July 2, 2010- The Fourth of July weekend brings tons of visitors to San Diego’s coastline. And San Diego Coastkeeper is helping beachgoers know what’s in the water before they dive in. On its water quality monitoring page, Coastkeeper posts the latest warnings and data from the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health (DEH), so that revelers can empower themselves with knowledge about their favorite beach spots. The website URL is http://www.sdwatersheds.org/wiki/Beach_Monitoring.

The page contains the status (Open, Advisory, or Closed) for 56 locations where the county collects weekly water quality samples. Web browsers can learn more about their beach destination by clicking through to check out the bacterial monitoring data. The higher use beaches on the page also have links to graphs showing the history of bacterial levels at those beaches.

San Diego Coastkeeper updates the site daily, including over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. 

For more information on beach water quality, watershed monitoring by Coastkeeper volunteers, and beach cleanups, visit Coastkeeper’s website at localhost/sdcoastkeeper.

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San Diego Coastkeeper
Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects the region’s bays, beaches, watersheds and ocean for the people and wildlife that depend on them.  We balance community outreach, education, and advocacy to promote stewardship of clean water and a healthy coastal ecosystem.