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Bacteria Alert for Dana Point and Other O.C. Beaches

Don't swim at the east end of Baby Beach in Dana Point Harbor or several other local beaches, says the Orange County Health Care Agency.

Even though it's hot outside, you might want to avoid taking a dip in the east end of Baby Beach in Dana Point Harbor and several others beaches in Orange County, warns the Orange County Health Care Agency, Environmental Health.

According to ocbeachinfo.com, beach-goers should avoid contact with ocean and bay waters in these areas.

Below are the other beach areas that 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.

San Clemente

 Newport Bay

 Seal Beach

 Huntington State Beach

 Newport Beach

Dave Black - Windermere Real Estate August 03, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Is there a plan in place to improve the health of the water in the harbor; or Baby Beach in particular? This problem has been going on almost since the harbor was created. I thought there was an aeration system approved at one time, though I don't see any sign of it. I use the beach kayaking, and I don't know how many times I seen the warnings posted. With all the kids that use this beach, we should either make sure it's not a health hazardous swim area, or convert it to a launching only area or boat docks. There appears to be no end to money to pay OC executives not to work for the county any more - seems we could find financing to fix this!
Veronica West August 07, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Isn't there a plan in general to stop this disaster???? Even my six year old asked why we don't filter this runoff/sewage? It doesn't take an engineer to figure this out? Where are our "green activists"?????? What am I not understanding? What am I missing? There should be no hazardous swim areas. This is our ocean. This is our children's health, our health, the population of the ocean. It's time to demand an answer for this continuing carnage. It's time to fix this once & for all!!!!
Veronica West August 07, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Isn't there a plan in general to stop this disaster???? Even my six year old asked why we don't filter this runoff/sewage? It doesn't take an engineer to figure this out? Where are our "green activists"?????? What am I not understanding? What am I missing? There should be no hazardous swim areas. This is our ocean. This is our children's health, our health, the population of the ocean. It's time to demand an answer for this continuing carnage. It's time to fix this once & for all!!!!

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