L.A. County Beaches Will Keep Showers Despite Drought

Unlike tother beaches in the state, the beaches managed by the Los Angeles County’s Department of Beaches and Harbors will still offer showers to beachgoers.

Dockweiler and Will Rogers state beaches will not leave beachgoers sandy and dry, as the Angeles District of the California Department of Parks and Recreation gave jurisdiction of those beaches to Los Angeles County in 1975, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. Craig Sap, superintendent of the Angeles District of the California Department of Parks and Recreation, told the Daily News, “Long before we rolled out this plan to shut off outdoor showers, I contacted both my partners (at Dockweiler and Will Rogers). I spoke to them and they weren’t going to be shutting them off. They can do that, because they are well within their rights under their operating agreement.”

Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order mandating a water reduction of 25% on April 1. The outdoor showers at 38 state beaches will be shut off July 15 by order of state park officials.

The California Department of Parks and Recreation asserts that eliminating showers at state beaches will save more than 18 million gallons of water annually.


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