Sewage spill closes Doheny State Beach at Dana Point

Health officials closed parts of Doheny State Beach after about 4,000 gallons of sewage spilled onto Dana Point Beach on Wednesday.

The spill came from a main sewer line in the city of San Juan Capistrano, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. The closure extends 3,000 feet around the spill site at the mouth of San Juan Creek on Dana Point Beach, officials said.

The area will remain closed to swimming, surfing and diving until follow-up testing shows the water meets acceptable standards.

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley’s office is monitoring the situation and has asked the community to stay away from the area. Due to recent rains, landslides closed off a section of the Pacific Coast Highway at Dana Point and an area behind four apartment buildings in San Clemente, Foley said in a written statement.

“We remain ready to mobilize our resources to make our waters safe for our communities and wildlife,” Foley said.

For more information on Orange County ocean, bay or port closures, call (714) 433-6400 or visit the HCA website. To report a sewage spill, call (714) 433-6419.

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