Refugio Response Snapshot: June 22, 2015
Figures on this page reflect incident status report for daily period 7:00 a.m June 22 - 6:59 a.m. June 23.
|Wildlife - cumulative totals|
|Birds recovered - live*||57||57||57||57||57|
|Birds recovered - dead*||186||187||190||192||192|
|Mammals collected - live||59||61||61||61||62|
|Total mammals collected||157||162||164||164||165|
Teams continue to rescue and recover animals in the response area. Some of the dead animals collected had light visible oiling, others did not.
*Oiling is not an indication of cause of death. The cause of these deaths will not be known until detailed examination of the bodies are performed. The number of animal deaths caused by the spill will not be known until examinations are complete.
*Conducted quality check and verification of bird data. Adjustments were made for accuracy.
More detailed information about affected wildlife is available at: www.owcn.org
|Vessels - skimmers*||0||0||0||0||1|
|Fixed wing aircraft||0||0||0||0||0|
|*Shore-side teams continue
|Personnel in Unified Command||109||109||107||104||247|
|Personnel assigned in the field||845||852||834||888||688|
|Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Techniques (SCAT) Teams (3-4 people per team)||1||1||2||2||2|
|Recovered oily water mixture - gallons||14,267||14,267||14,267||14,267||14,267|
|Oiled vegetation - cubic yards||795||795||795||795||795|
|Oiled sand - cubic yards||960||960||960||960||960|
|Oiled soil* - cubic yards||5,568||5,568||5,616||5,616||5,616|
*All visually contaminated soil has been removed.
|Oiled debris - cubic yards||705||735||735||900||930|
|Closures or Restrictions||Description|
|El Capitan Beach State Park, Refugio Beach State Park||
El Capitan State Beach has been cleared by the California Department of Parks and Recreation to re-open, Friday, June 26, 2015.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation and members of the Unified Command completed a site assessment of El Capitan State Beach and deemed it safe for the public, Thursday, June 18, 2015. While the beach will be open June 26 for camping and day use, State Parks personnel requests that campers do not check in until 12:00 p.m.
Reservations at Refugio State Beach have been cancelled until July 9. Additional reservations may be cancelled depending on the progress of the clean-up operation. State Parks staff will continue to monitor the cleanup and re-evaluate the closures. Any affected reservation holders will be notified by e-mail and voicemail of future cancellations. Campers with reservations that experienced additional impacts from the Refugio crude oil release should call the toll-free claims line at 1-866-753-3619.
To find alternative overnight camping opportunities, visitors should contact a Reserve America representative at 1-800-444-7275 to locate campgrounds nearby.
For current beach areas open for day use during the holiday weekend in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, visitors should call (805) 585-1850. Information available at: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=603
|Fishery Closures||Canada de Alegria to Coal Oil Point fisheries still remain closed from west of Coal Oil Point to west of Gaviota State Beach. The closure boundary includes the shoreline and offshore areas between these points to 6 miles offshore. See link to map of fishery closures here.|
|Marine Safety Zone||The temporary U.S. Coast Guard safety zone for this response was suspended on Friday, June, 19, 2015.|
|Temporary Flight Restriction||A Federal Aviation Administration flight restriction remains in effect in the area of the response. Aircraft not directed as part of the response may not enter the airspace of Refugio State Beach. The restriction encompasses a five-mile radius around the park with a 1,000-foot ceiling.|
Key Phone Numbers:
- Oiled Wildlife Reporting: 877-823-6926
- Claims and Information: 866-753-3619
- Joint Information Center Media Line: 805-770-3682
- National Response Center: 800-424-8802
- Volunteering: All volunteer positions are currently filled. Should additional volunteer opportunities become available, they will be posted here.
For more information contact:
Joint Information Center