Ocean water bacteria levels meet state health standards.
Ocean water is closed due to sewage contaminated water.
Environmental Health • Water Quality Program • Ocean Water Protection Program
Report Issued: January 17, 2018 at 5:45 PM
Report is updated when a change of status occurs.
Updates by phone: (714) 433-6400
Ocean and bay waters are closed when an immediate health hazard is identified such as a sewage spill. Click a closure when displayed to see the location.
No ocean, harbor, or bay water closures are currently in effect.
Ocean and bay waters are posted with warning signs when bacterial levels in ocean or bay waters exceed health standards. Click a posting when displayed/ to see the location.
• Alvarado Avenue Beach on the north side of Balboa Island (posted on 1/17/18).
• Onyx Avenue Beach on the north side of Balboa Island (posted on 1/17/18).
• Abalone Avenue Beach on the south side of Balboa Island (posted on 1/17/18).
• Via Genoa Beach on the north side of Lido Isle in Newport Bay (posted on 1/17/18).
• Bayside Drive Beach in Newport Bay (posted on 1/17/18).
• 300 feet of Crescent Bay Beach in Laguna Beach (posted on 1/17/18).
• 500 feet upcoast and 500 feet downcoast of Broadway Creek at Laguna Main Beach (posted on 1/17/18).
• 300 feet in front of Hotel Laguna (posted on 1/17/18).
• 150 feet at the projection of Bluebird Canyon (posted on 1/17/18).
• Salt Creek to 300 feet D/C Salt Creek at Monarch Beach in Dana Point (updated on 1/17/18)
• From the Dana Point Harbor breakwater to 300 feet in front of the last palm trees at the end of the park at Doheny State Beach (posted on 1/17/18)
Ocean or bay water advisories are issued to alert the public of real or possible elevated bacteria levels associated with urban and storm runoff at outlets, such as storm drains, creeks and rivers that can impact ocean and bay waters. Click an advisory when displayed to see the outlet location where ocean bacterial levels have exceeded health standards in the mixing zone between the runoff and the receiving ocean water.
No Posted Advisory Warnings are currently in effect.
Long Term Warnings Due to Urban Runoff Impacts
Long term warnings occur at locations where bacterial levels consistently exceed health standards, usually from the impact of urban runoff. Click on a posting to see the location.
The Latest Water Quality Report
This report provides an updated analysis of bacteriological water quality data for Orange County’s recreational waters and includes data on sewage spills and related ocean, harbor and bay water closures.
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