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CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A study of California beaches reveals that many of the dirtiest places to take a dip are right here in Northern California, though conditions at most of the region are better than in previous years.

Last week we learned that Santa Cruz’s Cowell Beach ranked as the dirtiest sand strip in the state, according to Heal the Bay’s annual survey of conditions. However, a closer look at the data shows far more Northern California spots on their “Beach Bummer” list than SoCal locations for the first time in recent years. The designation means that researchers recorded the lowest water quality during the year at those locations.

Heal the Bay assigned A to F letter grades to the studied beaches and gave excellent marks for bacterial pollution levels to 92 percent of Bay Area ocean beaches. Only six of 28 bay beaches received a C…

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