NowCast 2018

Nowcast / Predictive Modeling Pilot Project

The County of Orange is currently participating in a nowcast pilot project in collaboration with Heal the Bay and Stanford University. The project is operating at 10 beach locations within Southern California, one being at the San Juan Creek mouth at Doheny State Beach and another at the projection of Brookhurst Street in Huntington State Beach. A nowcast is a computer-based model that predicts daily bacteriological water quality, much like a daily weather forecast. The nowcast will be updated daily, during the study period through October 31, 2018. Click here to learn more about this pilot project.

Today’s NOWCAST
San Juan Creek Mouth at
Doheny State Beach

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GOOD

Ocean water bacteria levels are predicted to meet state health standards at the location above.

Today’s NOWCAST
300 feet at the projection of Brookhurst Street at Huntington State Beach

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GOOD

Ocean water bacteria levels are predicted to meet state health standards at the location above.

Today’s NOWCAST
300 feet downcoast of the Seal Beach Pier

POOR

Ocean water bacteria levels are predicted to not meet state health standards at the location above.