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Pismo Dunes State Beach; Santa Maria, California

Santa Maria, California | 1985-Nov-27

Initial Notification: On November 27, 1985, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service notified the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office (MSO), Alameda, of the presence of approximately 30 barrels of crude oil off Pismo Dunes State Beach in Santa Maria. The majority of the oil formed a ribbon of pancakes approximately 20 meters in diameter, extending north along the beach face and surf zone to the Santa Maria River. USCG district 11.

Incident Details
Products of concern:Crude oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 1,260 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 34° 59.53′ North
Longitude (approximate): 120° 38.88′ West