There were 50 beach closings along the coast due to higher than normal bacteria counts.
Two main problems contribute to water contamination and beach closings.
Such a situation may result in beach closings, he noted.
Indeed, there have been no beach closings in recent years.
But I can't say for sure what has brought in on - the excessive heat these last few weeks or beach closings.
The recent beach closings, following medical waste contamination of the ocean, tell us we are losing the battle.
"In general, we get more calls after a beach closing or after something washes up."
The council reported that in 2001 there were 13,410 beach closings nationwide because of pollution, a 19 percent increase from 2000.
When we have beach closings, they're usually immediately following a rainfall.
The first, and major, piece appears to have been the widely publicized beach closings.