First it was San Carlos and Lover’s Point Beaches where Monterey County Health Department officials warned they’d found elevated bacteria levels early Tuesday, Aug. 10. Later in the day, they posted similar warnings at Seaside’s Monterey Beach Hotel.
Officials warn against swimming at the posted beaches or having contact with storm drain water.
Sea creatures like seals, otters or birds could be the source of the bacteria, according to health officials, who say it could also come from rainwater runoff or storm drains.
The Monterey County Health Department’s beach hotline is available at 800-347-6363 for information and updates.
By Robin Urevich