Rain Advisory In Effect
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 during and after rainstorms. The elevated levels of bacteria can continue for a period of at least 3 days depending upon the intensity of the rain and the volume of the runoff. 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.
Use the menu bar below to view the map and current water quality status of your favorite local beach.
Ocean & Bay Closures, Warnings and Advisories Status Report
NOTE: The Rain Advisory has been lifted, but due to technical difficulties, the Rain Advisory information at the top of this webpage cannot be removed at this time. The posting pins in the map reflect current conditions. Thank you for your patience as this issue is resolved.
Report is updated when a change of status occurs.
Updates by phone: (714) 433-6400
Nowcast / Predictive Modeling Pilot Project
The County of Orange is currently participating in a nowcast pilot project in collaboration with Heal the Bay and Stanford University. The project is operating at 3 beach locations within Southern California, one being at the San Juan Creek mouth at Doheny State Beach. A nowcast is a computer-based model that predicts daily bacteriological water quality, much like a daily weather forecast. The nowcast will be updated daily, Monday through Friday and some weekends, through September 12, 2015. Click here to learn more about this pilot project.
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