Access to Parks and Local Waterways

How Clean Are Our Lakes, Streams, Rivers, and Beaches?

Water bodies and the habitats and open space they support can provide places for recreation and respite, contributing to quality of life in our communities. Thousands of visitors swim, wade, kayak, and fish atdozens of freshwater sites. However, certaincontaminants can pose a health risk to those that recreate in and eat fishfrom our local streams and rivers. Beforeyou recreate, check the mostrecent water quality reports available through these resources:

California Water Quality Monitoring Council (

Greater Los Angeles County
• Los Angeles River Water Quality (
• Heal The Bay’s River Report Card (

Santa Clara River Watershed

• Santa Clara River Water Quality (