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Photo: Andrea Swayne
Photo: Andrea Swayne

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Date: August 8, 2014

Closure and Posted Warning Status Report

Posted Warnings:

Bacterial levels in ocean and bay recreational waters exceed health standards at the following locations:

Huntington State Beach

  • 150 feet upcoast and 150 feet downcoast of the projection of Brookhurst Street.


Dana Point

  • 300 feet upcoast of San Juan Creek at Doheny State Beach.
  • From 500 feet upcoast of the projection of the pedestrian bridge to the end of the park at Doheny State Beach.

Long Term Postings due to Possible Urban Runoff Impacts:

Newport Bay

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

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: 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.

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  • I am dissappointed that with $7 MILLION for downtown renovation ad on’s and $140 MILLION HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS we can’t provide a safe, bacteria free beach. This has been an ongoing issue for the last 20 years and we get reports of the toxicity regularly. Money spent to rectify the situation? Just keep spending to up the retail take and ignore the true local inadequacies until one day they squelch the desire to be here.

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