Photo by Andrea Swayne
Photo by Andrea Swayne

Date: September 15, 2015

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Rain Advisory in Effect
The Environmental Health staff advises swimmers that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters adjacent to storm drains, creeks, and rivers during and after rainstorms. The elevated levels of bacteria can continue for a period of at least 3 days depending upon the intensity of the rain and the volume of the runoff. Swimmers should 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.

Closure and Posted Warning Status Report

No ocean, harbor, or bay water closures are currently in effect.

Posted Warnings:
Bacterial levels in ocean and bay recreational waters exceed health standards at the following locations the last time they were tested:

Newport Bay

  • 500 feet in front of the RV pads at the south end of Newport Dunes.


Long Term Postings due to Possible Urban Runoff Impacts

Newport Bay

  • Harbor Tower Marina at Pacific Coast Highway and Newport Blvd.

Posted Advisory Warnings
Bacterial levels at outlets where urban runoff mixes with ocean receiving waters exceeded health standards at the following locations the last time they were tested:

Dana Point

  • 75 feet upcoast and 75 feet downcoast of Salt Creek at Monarch Beach.

Beach goers should avoid contact with ocean and bay waters in these areas.

If you would like to report a bather illness, please call 714.433.6280 during business hours which are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To report a sewage spill, please call 714.433.6419 during business hours or 714.628.7008 after business hours. For questions, call 714.433.6280 during business hours or log on to

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