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Photo by Andrea Swayne
Photo by Andrea Swayne

Date: October 21, 2015

Time: 2 p.m.

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:

Dana Point

  • East end of Baby Beach at Dana Point Harbor.

San Clemente

  • 150 feet upcoast and 150 feet downcoast of the San Clemente pier.

Seal Beach

  • From the San Gabriel River jetty to 500 feet downcoast of the San Gabriel River jetty.

Newport Bay

  • 43rd Street.
  • 38th Street.

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

  • From Salt Creek to 500 feet downcoast of Salt Creek at Salt Creek County Beach.

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

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. 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.

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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