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2012/2013/2014 Triennial Ocean, Harbor & Bay Water Quality Report

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This report provides an updated analysis of bacteriological water quality data for Orange County’s recreational waters and includes data on sewage spills and related ocean, harbor and bay water closures.

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Ocean & Bay Closures, Warnings and Advisories Status Report

Report Issued:  November 25, 2015 at 1:25 PM

Report is updated when a change of status occurs.

Updates by phone: (714) 433-6400

sign: Keep Out


Ocean and bay waters are closed when an immediate health hazard is identified such as a sewage spill.  Click a closure when displayed to see the location.

No ocean, harbor or bay water closures are currently in effect.



Ocean and bay waters are posted with warning signs when bacterial levels in ocean or bay waters exceed health standards. Click a posting when displayed to see the location.

Huntington City Beach - 500 feet upcoast and 500 feet downcoast of the ramp at Dog Beach (posting expanded 11/25/2015).

Huntington City Beach - 150 feet upcoast and 150 feet downcoast of Huntington Street (posted 11/25/2015).

Huntington City Beach - 300 feet upcoast of Beach Blvd (posted 11/25/2015).

Newport Beach - 300 feet between 15th and 16th Streets (posted 11/25/2015).

Newport Bay - Via Genoa Beach on the north side of Lido Isle (posted 11/24/2015).

Newport Beach - 300 feet of Little Corona Beach (posted 11/25/2015).

Dana Point - From the Dana Point Harbor breakwater to 500 feet downcoast of the Dana Point Harbor breakwater at Doheny State Beach (posted 11/25/15).

Dana Point - All of Capistrano County Beach (posted 11/24/2015).

Yellow Warning Sign


Ocean or bay water advisories are issued to alert the public of real or possible elevated bacteria levels associated with urban and storm runoff at outlets, such as storm drains, creeks and rivers that can impact ocean and bay waters.  Click an advisory when displayed to see the outlet location where ocean bacterial levels have exceeded health standards in the mixing zone between the runoff and the receiving ocean water.

Dana Point - 300 feet upcoast and 300 feet downcoast of Salt Creek at Salt Creek County Beach (posting expanded 11/24/2015).

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.

Red Warning Sign


Long term warnings occur at locations where bacterial levels consistently exceed health standards, usually from the impact of urban runoff. Click on a posting to see the location.

Newport Bay - Harbor Tower Marina at Pacific Coast Highway and Newport Blvd. (posted 5/6/1999).

How to Contact Us

To report a sewage spill during normal business hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm), call: (714) 433-6419

To report a sewage spill after normal business hours, on weekends or holidays, call: (714) 628-7008

To report a bather illness or if you have any other questions, during business hours call: (714) 433-6280