Laguna Beach and Dana Point Beaches closed to ocean related activities on Sunday December 1 2019.
The Orange County Health Care Agency has issued a directive that South Orange County Beaches have been exposed to sewage contaminated water and issued the Beach Activity Closure in Laguna Beach and Dana Point until further notice.
The City of Laguna Beach is reporting that the sewer leak was fixed on Friday November 29 2019 at 12:15pm.
The sewer leak has prompted the Orange County Healthcare Agency to issue several beach closures as a precaution.
On Friday November 29 2019 at 5:30pm the OC Healthcare Agency stated that the Beach closures include the Ocean Water area from the projection of El Moro Creek at Crystal Cove State Beach in Laguna Beach to the southern most point of Dana Strands in Dana Point.
All beaches were closed from Poche Beach in San Clemente to Pelican Point at Crystal Cove were temporarily closed for water contact on Wednesday November 27 2019 thru Friday November 29 2019 at 5:30pm.
State law requires temporary closure and posting at beaches in these situations until the water quality meets State requirements.
The community is encouraged to pay close attention to any warning signs posted at the beach for their safety.
Water monitoring will continue until results comply with State water quality standards.
The City of Laguna Beach is reporting that a sanitary sewer leak had occurred near the Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park in Laguna Beach.
The leak is isolated within the golf course area and is draining into Aliso Creek.
Specialized equipment and crews are required to bypass and repair the line and are on-scene.
At this time, the cause of the leak is unknown and is under investigation.
The leak was repaired at 12:15pm on Friday November 29 2019.
The leak did not affect any roadways into or out of the City of Laguna Beach and did not affect the Downtown area.
Find more information on current beach closures on the Orange County Healthcare Agency’s website at OC Beach Info