Public Health Closes Some Santa Barbara County Beaches, Ocean Waters After Testing

As of January 12th, approximately 800 cubic yards of mud from the Montecito mudslide incident, has been transported to Goleta Beach. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care.


Ocean water samples taken on Tuesday were tested for bacteria levels and test results reveal that levels of bacteria do exceed standard levels in ocean water at some beaches.

The Thomas Fire followed by the significant rainfall and resulting flood is an unprecedented event.

There are unknown amounts of untreated sewage and possible chemical contaminants in the water and sand…

Read Full Article, Noozhawk (01-18-2018)

8 beaches closed in Santa Barbara County following mudslides; KSBY (01-18-2018)

As Montecito cleanup continues, a search for where to dump thousands of tons of mud; LA Times (01-11-2018)

Montecito Cleanup Efforts Require Transport of Mud to Santa Barbara County Beaches, Noozhawk (01-12-2018)
The Santa Barbara County Flood Control District obtained emergency permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California Coastal Commission to place sediment on local beaches…

Devastated by mudslides, Montecito has nowhere for debris and more rain is on the way; CBS News (01-18-2018)