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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.

Date

June 18

June 19

June 20

June 21 

 June 22

Wildlife - cumulative totals
Birds recovered - live* 57 57 57 57 57
Birds recovered - dead* 186 187 190 192 192
Birds released 17 17 17 26 26
Total Birds 243 244 247 249 249
Mammals collected - live 59 61 61 61 62
Mammals dead 98 101 103 103 103
Total mammals collected 157 162 164 164 165
Wildlife detail

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

Equipment Assigned
Vessels - skimmers* 0 0 0 0 1
Fixed wing aircraft 0 0 0 0 0
Helicopter 1 0 0 0 0
Heavy equipment 7 7 10 10 9
Vacuum/tank trucks 5 5 5 5 3
*Shore-side teams continue to work diligently to ensure as much oil as possible can be recovered from the impacted tidal areas in a safe manner.
Personnel
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
Estimated Recovery
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.

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For more information contact:

Joint Information Center
(805) 770-3682
www.refugioresponse.com
reply@refugioresponse.com