Avila Beach Creek Outfall (AB10)

Avila Beach, California
Managed by The Swim Guide

This small lagoon is fed by the San Luis Creek which drains into Avila Beach. The lagoon is easily accessible from the beach, and is located a short distance from the main beach area (just under the Avila Drive overpass). The lagoon area is pet friendly, although water quality in the lagoon can be unhealthy during certain times throughout the year, particularly after large storms or the first large storm of the season. Swimming in the lagoon is not advisable

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
9°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 January to 31 December

SOURCE INFORMATION

Environmental Health Services collects water samples weekly throughout the year to test for bacteria levels. Swim Guide checks daily for the latest results.

The standards for indicator bacteria are as follows:

Single sample maximum
Total Coliform > 10,000 MPN (Most Probable Number) / 100 ml of water
Fecal Coliform > 400 MPN / 100 ml
Enterococcus > 104 MPN / 100 ml

Geometric Mean (5 samples collected over a 30 day period)
Total Coliform > 1,000 MPN / 100 ml of water
Fecal Coliform > 200 MPN / 100 ml
Enterococcus > 33 MPN / 100 ml

A coastal beach is marked Green when bacteria levels for a single day and geometric mean are below the standards mentioned.

A coastal beach is marked Red when bacteria levels for a single day or the geometric mean are above the standards mentioned.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimmers are also advised not to swim within 100 feet of a flowing storm drain or within 50 yards of an advisory sign.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Avila Beach Creek Outfall (AB10)

Avila Beach, California
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
9°C
Mostly clear

This small lagoon is fed by the San Luis Creek which drains into Avila Beach. The lagoon is easily accessible from the beach, and is located a short distance from the main beach area (just under the Avila Drive overpass). The lagoon area is pet friendly, although water quality in the lagoon can be unhealthy during certain times throughout the year, particularly after large storms or the first large storm of the season. Swimming in the lagoon is not advisable

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 January to 31 December

SOURCE INFORMATION

Environmental Health Services collects water samples weekly throughout the year to test for bacteria levels. Swim Guide checks daily for the latest results.

The standards for indicator bacteria are as follows:

Single sample maximum
Total Coliform > 10,000 MPN (Most Probable Number) / 100 ml of water
Fecal Coliform > 400 MPN / 100 ml
Enterococcus > 104 MPN / 100 ml

Geometric Mean (5 samples collected over a 30 day period)
Total Coliform > 1,000 MPN / 100 ml of water
Fecal Coliform > 200 MPN / 100 ml
Enterococcus > 33 MPN / 100 ml

A coastal beach is marked Green when bacteria levels for a single day and geometric mean are below the standards mentioned.

A coastal beach is marked Red when bacteria levels for a single day or the geometric mean are above the standards mentioned.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimmers are also advised not to swim within 100 feet of a flowing storm drain or within 50 yards of an advisory sign.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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