Beach showers are back on, now that the drought's over

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California surfers are stoked after showers at state beaches are flowing once again.

The parks department turned off the showers in July 2015 at the height of the drought as Gov. Jerry Brown urged state officials to cut back on water use.

Brown issued an executive order on April 7, 2o17 ending the state of emergency caused by the drought.

Showers at Bolsa Chica, Huntington Beach and Doheny state beaches are already back on, Kevin Pearsall, State Parks Superintendent, tells KPCC. More beaches will follow suit as the agency evaluates the condition of public rinse stations. 

"Were hoping to have all of them back in service by the beginning of summer this year," Pearsall says.

San Onofre surfer David Matuszak says that besides allowing beachgoers to rinse off sand and salt, the showers help reduce the chance of infections from exposure to toxins in the water.

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