The official City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works website.
Map of Hyperion outfalls in Santa Monica Bay. During November 28-30, the Hyperion sewer discharge will be diverted from the 5 mile pipe to the shorter One-Mile Outfall to allow inspection of the longer outfall pipe. The discharge is typically 300-350 million gallons per day, with a total estimated volume of discharge to approach 875 million gallons. The Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System has created this web site to provide up-to-date ocean environment information to assist coastal managers during this discharge event.
Area is off limits due to contamination, but officials say rain, not project to inspect pipe, is likely cause.
By Lee Peterson
December 1, 2006
The affected area includes Dockweiler State Beach and parts of Manhattan Beach, including the popular El Porto surfing area.
By Stuart Silverstein
Times Staff Writer
November 28 2006
South Bay beaches will be closed through at least Thursday as officials check the condition of a five-mile sewage pipeline that carries treated wastewater into Santa Monica Bay.
As main outfall is inspected, Hyperion plant will route wastewater closer to the coast. Shores from Ballona Creek south to the Manhattan Beach Pier will close.
By Lee Peterson
November 27, 2006
Guza, O'Reilly, Feddersen, Thomas of CDIP have developed surfzone models for the LA sewage release. Among its features:
The City of Los Angeles' Hyperion Treatment Plant is sending divers into the Plant's Five-Mile Outfall on November 28th to 30th (weather permitting) to assess its structural condition, evaluate its reliability and identify potential trouble spots before they could become problems. more information (offsite)
Ocean current maps are a product of the Coastal Ocean Currents Monitoring Program (COCMP) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The project is funded by the State of California from the California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002 and the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002.