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: May 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Report is updated when a change of status occurs.
Updates by phone: (714) 433-6400
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.
- Garnet Avenue Beach on the south side of Balboa Island (posted 5/22/18).
- Sapphire Avenue Beach on the south side of Balboa Island (posted 5/22/18).
- 150 feet upcoast of Salt Creek to 150 feet downcoast of Salt Creek at Monarch Beach (posted 5/22/18).
- From the Dana Point Harbor breakwater to 300 feet downcoast of the Dana Point breakwater at Doheny State Beach (posted 5/22/18).
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.
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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