Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Indicator 14.1.1: Index of coastal eutrophication and floating plastic debris density

The City of Los Angeles has installed approximately 30,000 screens and another 10,000 inserts in the catch basins throughout the five watersheds that the City discharges into. That, coupled with institutional measures that we conduct routinely like street sweeping, outreach/education, source control investigation, enforcement, etc, minimizes the amount of trash that outflows into watersheds and the ocean. Trash found in the receiving waters may stem from other sources like wind blown trash during dry weather conditions, illegal dumping, etc.

Beach Report Card Score for Select City of Los Angeles Monitoring Stations


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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from City of Los Angeles statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Angeleno statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Angeleno-specific metadata information.

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Beach Report Card Score

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City of Los Angeles

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The Beach Report Card (BRC) by Heal the Bay has provided beachgoers with reliable and easy-to-understand information about water quality at the beach for the last 25 years. The BRC collects shoreline monitoring data from government agencies and issues grades for beaches across California, Oregon, and Washington. The better the grade a beach receives, the lower the risk of illness to beachgoers. The Beach Report Card Score is calculated by using shoreline monitoring data on contaminants like Enterococcus and Fecal Coliform. A full methodology can be found in Appendix D of the 2018-2019 Beach Report Card report (

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Index of coastal eutrophication and floating plastic debris density

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Target name

By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

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Heal the Bay

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City of Los Angeles

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