Why do beaches close down after a big rain?



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    In general, more water equals more water movement. Larger quantities of rain have a tendency of washing things like human and animal waste, and pollution into large bodies of water. Water from storm drains carry all kinds of pollutants, and if they run into your beach water, it can become temporarily contaminated. 

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    And, aside form the pollution, there is a much higher chance of dangerous rip tides  during a rain. Like Meg said, when there is more water, there is more movement, and having all that water pour down the beaches at once causes a lot of movement. So, its just better to avoid the beach for a while after rain. =)

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