The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors has advised boaters that shoaling has been reported at the north entrance of Marina del Rey due to recent storms, but the area remains safe to travel.

The north entrance is open to mariners with approximately 100 to 120 yards clearance, with the majority of the entrance at approximately 15- to 17-foot depth, county officials said.

The Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Department has placed additional “aids to navigation” (green buoys) and “hazard buoys” (white buoys) to help guide boaters through the north entrance for a minimum depth clearance of ten feet at low tide. Mariners are urged to stay outside the buoy area and should use extreme caution when traveling the north entrance since conditions are changing and buoys can move, department officials said.

Boaters are also advised to pay attention to astronomical low tides during monthly full and new moon periods, as well as to stay clear of the jetties and utilize the south entrance to Marina del Rey.

These areas are being monitored by the Sheriff’s Department Marina del Rey Station.

For north entrance shoaling update information, (310) 482-6000, or VHF Channel 16.

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