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: February 26, 2017 at 12:00 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.
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 outlets where runoff mixes with ocean receiving waters are currently posted for a confirmed
exceedance of health standards. However, levels of bacteria can fluctuate significantly in ocean and bay
waters adjacent to storm drains, creeks and rivers. Swimmers are advised to avoid coastal waters impacted by discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers, and beach users should avoid contact with any
runoff on the beach during dry or wet weather conditions.
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.
One Site Fits All
Maps, traffic reporting, photos, amenities, contact information, weather and water conditions. Almost everything you need to make your visit to our beaches a great experience. Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen!