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Alamitos Bay, 2015
|Location||Long Beach, California|
|Part of||Pacific Ocean|
|Primary inflows||Los Cerritos Channel|
|Ocean/sea sources||Pacific Ocean|
Alamitos Bay is protected by both the natural sand spit Peninsula and the Long Beach Breakwater. It is divided from the San Gabriel River and Seal Beach by a pair of jetties. The natural geography has been heavily altered by dredging and landfill subsequent to development.
The bay was severely impacted by the 1939 California tropical storm.
Alamitos Bay contains Marine Stadium, created for Olympic rowing events.
After efforts to clear contaminated sediment and improve circulation, Heal the Bay has re-assessed the water's quality. In a 2020 report, the "Summer Dry Grade" at the 2nd Street Bridge was "B," and at Mother's Beach "A." "Winter Dry Grades" were "C" and "B," respectively. "Wet Weather Grades" were both "F."
The water quality of the bay could be diminished in the future if the pumps of a nearby power station are decommissioned. The city is assessing a replacement for these pumps to maintain the bay's water circulation.
Naples, a collection of three islands, is entirely within Alamitos Bay.
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