The Channel Islands Harbor is the fifth largest harbor in the state of California and is a waterfront resort, recreation, and dining marketplace. The horse-shoe shaped harbor contains 166 acres of water surrounded by 126 acres of land and supports more than 2,500 vessels, four yacht clubs, and nine full-service marinas. The harbor waters connect to four residential communities including Seabridge, Westport, Mandalay Bay and Harbour Island.
In June of 2018, the harbor experienced a water degradation event, resulting in brown, murky water and some marine life death. The City quickly mobilized, forming a response team and setting up a hotline number for residents to report issues and concerns. City staff began performing daily water quality testing in 26 locations for dissolved oxygen, temperature, salinity and pH. Additionally, bacteria testing has been completed and all results have come back within state standards and there is no threat to public health and safety. Water quality testing has continued and those results can be found on the interactive map below.
Water Sampling Data
Remote Sensor Reading
Ongoing Projects and Upcoming Events
July 5, 2018 Special City Council Meeting
July 11, 2018 Channel Islands Harbor Task Force Meeting
October 2, 2018 City Council Meeting
October 22, 2018 Channel Islands Task Force Meeting
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