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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 6, 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 6, 2010

Cameron Parish:
Sighting: Four patches of oil approximately 15 feet in diameter located three miles south of the Calcasieu River Pass
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil reported eight miles south of the Calcasieu Pass
Date: 6 Jul 10


Jefferson Parish:
Sighting: Oil and oil sheen impacting the beach west of Grand Isle by the Jefferson and Lafourche Parish Line
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located three miles of Grand Isle
Date: 6 Jul 10


Lafourche Parish:
Sighting: Oil impacting the beach by Pass Fourchon
Date: 6 Jul 10


Orleans Parish:
Sighting: Oil with tar balls located in Bayou Sauvage
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls with sheen located 1.5 miles north of Shell Point
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls impacting marsh and bank located in Lake Borgne .5 miles south of Seven Lagoons
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located in Rigolets Pass .75 miles south of Weems Island.
Date: 6 Jul 10


Plaquemines Parish:
Sighting: Oil slick with tar balls located in Black Bay from Belle Isle to Lonesome Island
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen located two miles east of Stone Island
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting grass located 1.25 miles west of Curfew Point
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls located 1.25 miles west of Curfew Point
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen located two miles northeast of Sunrise Point
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Black oil located four miles north of Bird Island
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls 4.5 miles northeast of Breton Island
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen located two miles northeast of Tessiers Bend
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil several miles long with 15 yard wide streamers located by Pass A Loutre wildlife Management Area in the South Pass
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Heavy oil streamers with dark patches and sheen five miles long by miles wide located in the East Bay east of outlet E1 of the Southwest Pass
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located just off shore 1.4 miles south of Cockler Bay
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil entering the South Pass
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located just south of Port Eads Sanitary Canal
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls located east northeast of Garden Island Bay
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen with spots of oil located in marsh south of Wright Pass
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Reddish oil with silver sheen near Johnson Pass
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Patch of oil 50 feet by 600 feet in size located in Bayou Ronquille
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls miles east of the Northeast Pass
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Emulsified oil with sheen located 4 miles east of North Pass
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located on the east side of North Pass near the old lighthouse
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil with streamers 45 feet wide near the Pass a Loutre Wildlife Management are Pilot Bay.
Date: 6 Jul 10


St. Bernard Parish:
Sighting: Tar balls 2" in diameter and silver sheen, mile long by 100 yard wide, located one mile east of Le Petit Pass Island.
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls located two miles southwest of Half Moon Island
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil with tar balls impacting the shoreline of Brush Island
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting the marsh grass located at Conkey Cove
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil in the marsh located in Drumm Bay two miles north of Scow Pass
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen located in north Christmas Camp Lake .75 miles south of Jules Cutoff
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil with tar balls located in the end of Lake Athanasio
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located one mile south of Grassy Island
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls located 5 miles southeast of Gardner Island
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located four miles southeast of Deadman Island
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil with tar balls and pancakes located 4.5 miles southeast of Point Chicot
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located seven miles southwest of Freeman Island
Date: 6 Jul 10


St. Tammany Parish:
Sighting: Oil located 1.5 miles west of Fort Pike
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located .5 miles south of Olympic Beach
Date: 6 Jul 10


Terrebonne Parish:
Sighting: Oil located on an unnamed island south of Caillou Boca and Bay Round
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen was coming from Pelican Lake and Bay Round
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting the marsh islands on the west side of Lake Pelto one mile south of Little Misale Bayou
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting the marsh .4 miles south of Cook Point
Date: 6 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting the marsh one mile south of Cook Point
Date: 6 Jul 10


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