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Sewage spill in Laguna Beach shuts down stretch of ocean

If you’re looking to hit the beach as the warm weather heats up the region, there’s a stretch of coast you might want to stay away from.

The ocean from Sleepy Hollow Lane to Cleo Street in Laguna Beach has been shut down by the OC Health Care Agency’s Environmental Health Division following a raw sewage spill.

The closure includes activities such as swimming and surfing, though the sand remains open.

The sewage spill was about 600 gallons and was caused by a pump failure on a private property. The amount is much less than the 1.4 million gallons that spilled into the ocean last November. 

“The affected ocean water area will remain closed to water-contact sports until the results of follow-up water quality monitoring meet acceptable standards,” the warning reads.

For information regarding Orange County ocean, bay or harbor postings and closures, call 714-433-6400 or visit To report a sewage spill, call 714-433-6419.

Source: Orange County Register

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