Dana Point County Beaches Reopen Thursday October 7 2021

Dana Point Salt Creek Beach Courtesy of SouthOCBeaches.com
Dana Point Salt Creek Beach Courtesy of SouthOCBeaches.com

Dana Point County Beaches Reopen on Thursday October 7 2021.

Orange County Beaches Reopen In Dana Point

Recommended to stay out of water if oil is present

Salt Creek, Strands, and Baby Beach located within the Dana Point Harbor have now reopened.
Capistrano Beach and Poche Beach remain closed due to construction.

Dana Point Harbor and Newport Beach Harbor Remain Closed
The Dana Point Harbor and Newport Beach Harbor remains closed at this time for boats entering and exiting the Harbor.

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Clean Up In Progress

Dana Point City and County Beaches have been closed due to the recent Oil Spill off the Orange County California Coast.

The public can expect to see Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Teams and work crews equipped in protective gear, monitoring, inspecting, and cleaning the beaches to ensure that appropriate cleanup actions are taken.
For your safety, the public is advised to avoid any contact with visible oil on the beaches.

Laguna Beach City and County Beaches Sand Area Reopens Friday October 8 2021
Shoreline and Ocean are Closed For Public Health Concerns.

Fishing Ban at Orange County Coast

San Onofre to Sunset Beach
(Near the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant to West Jetty of Anaheim Bay Just South of Seal Beach)
extending 6 miles out from the shore

The City of Dana Point Oil Spill Information Page Is Online

Oiled Wildlife

If you see oiled wildlife, please do not touch.

Call the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at 1-877-823-6926.

Volunteer To Help With Surfrider
Please text ‘oilspill’ (one word) to 51555

Containment Efforts Wednesday October 6 2021

Oil Recovered: 5,544 gallons

Boom Deployed: 12,860 feet

Crews assessed all accessible shorelines from the northernmost point of Huntington Beach, south to San Clemente
Shorelines continue to be surveyed and cleaned

Six miles of shoreline have been cleaned and crews continue cleanup efforts

Eight oiled wildlife have been recovered

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Los Angeles:

Amplify Energy Efforts: Saturday October 2 2021: Amplify Energy Initiated its Oil Spill Prevention and Response Plan.
The Company has sent a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to investigate and attempt to confirm source of the release.
As a precautionary measure, all of the Company’s production and pipeline operations at the Beta Field have been shut down.

The City of Huntington Beach has deployed over 2,000 feet of protective booms at 7 wetland locations.

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Background Updated on October 7 2021

Location: 4 Miles Off the Coast of Newport Coast

Size of Spill: 13 Square Miles in Size.

15.67 miles of light oiling was reported along shorelines

Amount of Spill: 144,000 gallons

Spill Reported at: Saturday October 2 2021 at 9:00am

Reason For Spill: Possible broken pipeline from from a offshore oil platform managed by Beta Offshore (Amplify Energy Corp).

Spill Investigation: The Unified Command contracted commercial divers to identify the source of the leak. The divers on Monday October 4 2021, validated Remotely Operated Vehicle footage showing no indications of oil release at the potential source of the leak. Diver reports and ROV footage show that a 4,000-foot section of the 17.7 mile-long pipeline was displaced with a maximum lateral movement of approximately 105 feet and had a 13-inch split, running parallel to the pipe.

Orange County Coast Oil Spill Online Resources

Official Unified Command Online Site:
Southern California Spill Response Site

Lead Agency: US Coast Guard Los Angeles
United States Coast Guard (USCG) Los Angeles Twitter Page

California State Parks Orange Coast Facebook Page

Orange County Parks Is On Facebook

Surfrider Foundation

Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Laguna Beach Marine Mammal Center

Huntington Beach Oil Spill Response Page

The City of Dana Point Oil Spill Information Page Is Online

City of Newport Beach

City of Laguna Beach

Ocean Institute in Dana Point

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