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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 1, 2010) - The below is a situational awareness report of oil impacted areas led by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Louisiana Army National Guard and local governments.

Note: The information in this report has been forwarded to the federal incident command post in Houma, which is composed of U.S. Coast Guard and BP officials. This report consists of newly impacted areas, and does not serve as a comprehensive listing of impacted areas.


Oil Sightings Report July 1, 2010

Jefferson Parish:
Sighting: Heavy oil located on west and east Fourchon beach.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Large gray sheen in Caminada Pass.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Gray oil sheen with large tar balls located .75 miles S of Beauregard Island.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil with tar balls located in Barataria Pass.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located in Pass Abel.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located in Barataria Pass near Grand Terre.
Date: 1 Jul 10


Lafourche Parish:
Sighting: Oil located in the bay of the Fornation Islands
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Heavy streamers of oil located 2 miles SE of Timbalier Bay Camp Seaplane Base.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Heavy oil streamers on unnamed island located 2.25 miles W of Belle Pass in Timbalier Bay.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Emulsified oil in the mouth of Belle Pass
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Heavy oil streamers on the NW shoreline of Bay Champagne.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Heavy oil streamers in the marsh located NE of Bay Champagne.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sighted 1.5 SE of Bay Champagne.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Oil and sheen in marsh 2.25 miles SW of Elmer's Island.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Heavy oil located southeast of Timbalier Island
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Gray oil sheen line about 100 ft wide with tar balls located 1 mile E of Raccoon Lake.
Date: 1 Jul 10


Plaquemines Parish:
Sighting: Oil located on the beach N of Grand Terre.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Tar on marsh grass located 1 mile SE of Bay Batiste.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Heavy oil sheen located miles N of Cat Bay.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Oil sheen located miles SW of Burrwood Production Heliport.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Oil sheen located in South West Pass of the Mississippi river.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Oil located miles N of Cognevich Pass.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Heavy oil located 1 mile South of Straight Bayou.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located miles SW of Bay Jimmy.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located 1.5 miles SW of Bay Jimmy.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Oil located 1/3 mile NE of Johnson Pass.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Oil located miles N of English Bayou.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Oil located on the Beach of Isle Grand Terre.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Oil sheen entering Dennis Pass at the Mississippi River Delta area.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Oil sheen located in Bayou Alphonse.
Date: 1 Jul 10.

Sighting: Oil located 9 miles SW of Garden Island Bay.
Date: 1 Jul 10.


St. Bernard Parish:
Sighting: Tar balls located 1 mile N of Octavia Pass.
Date: 1 Jul 10


Terrebonne Parish:
Sighting: Red oil located at the pass between Bay Long and Bay Chaland
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located S of an unnamed island between Bay Welsh and Bay Chaland
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil mats and sheen in the marsh off an island W of Tambour Cutoff.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located in Bay Welsh N of Cooke Point.
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located on beach 1 mile NE of Tambour Bay
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting the NE shore of Lake Pelto
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil into marsh island SE of Tambour Bay
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located into marsh on SE side of the mouth of the Petit Bayou Cailou
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located into marsh N of Tambour Cutoff
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Gray sheen with tar balls located in the NE side of Pelican Lake
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen located at the mouth of the Houma Navigation Canal
Date: 1 Jul 10

Sighting: Large sheen streamers with oil patties located at the entrance of Timbalier Bay
Date: 1 Jul 10


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