Laguna Beach and Dana Point Beaches closed to ocean related activities on Monday December 2 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.
Beaches Closed From Laguna Beach to Dana Point
Orange County Health Care Agency Ocean Related Activities Beach Closures
Six Miles of Beaches from El Moro Creek at Crystal Cove State Beach in Laguna Beach to the southern most point of Dana Strands in Dana Point.
(OC Health Care Agency Beach Closure issued on Friday November 29 2019 at 5:30pm)
November 27 2019 thru November 29 2019 Closure
Beaches Closed for Water Related Activities at Poche Beach in San Clemente to Pelican Point at Crystal Cove.
Beaches Will Reopen
State law requires temporary closure and posting at beaches in these situations until the water quality meets State requirements.
The Orange County Health Care Agency is conducting ocean water quality sampling along the entire length of the closure.
They will continue to test the water until the samples meet recreational water quality standards for two consecutive days.
Testing results are highly dependent on wave action and weather, so it is not possible to accurately predict when beaches will reopen.
The community is encouraged to pay close attention to any warning signs posted at the beach for their safety.
Laguna Beach Sewage Spill
The City of Laguna Beach competed a value replacement on Friday November 29 2019 that was leaking on a 24” sewage pipe, effectively stopping a wastewater leak that had started on Wednesday November 27 2019.
The leak occurred near the Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park and was from the City sewage system, not The Ranch Golf Course.
The current estimated wastewater spill volume is 1.4 million gallons, significantly less than the initial estimates of four million gallons.
Find more information on current beach closures on the Orange County Healthcare Agency’s website at OC Beach Info