Residents and four-legged beach-goers alike are warned to avoid the water at Huntington Dog Beach, the Orange County Health Care Agency said Wednesday.
An ocean water warning was issued for the beach after bacteria levels exceeded state health standards, according to a water quality report issued at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The stretch of beach in the warning area includes 150 feet upcoast and 150 downcoast of the ramp at Dog Beach, the Health Care Agency said.
A specific cause of the change in water conditions wasn’t available Wednesday.
Two water warnings were put in place for areas of Newport Bay on Tuesday — the area of Onyx Avenue Beach and Newport Dunes 750 feet from the pedestrian bridge at the north end, the Health Care Agency said.
The Broadway Creek ocean interface at Laguna Beach’s Main Beach was the site of a water warning Tuesday due to elevated bacteria levels, the agency said.
The warnings will remain until testing confirms that bacteria levels again meet state standards.