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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

POSTED: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 8:17am

UPDATED: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 10:08am

BATON ROUGE (May 31, 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 5/31/10

Jefferson Parish:

Sighting: Grey sheen on bay side of Camanida bridge. Date: 31 May 10. Sighting: Sheen with tar balls near Camanida Pass. Date: 31 May 10. Sighting: Oil slick with tar patties floating in it mile south east of Elmer Island. Date: 31 May 10.

Lafourche Parish:

Sighting: Grey sheen with sparse quarter-size tar balls in the mouth of Belle Pass. Date: 31 May 10. Sighting: Rainbow sheen with tar patties floating in Pass Fourchon. Date: 31 May 10. Sighting: Ribbons of light sheen coming from Little Lake into Grand Bayou Blue with 150 feet of metallic sheen three miles north in Grand Bayou Blue. Date: 31 May 10.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. GOHSEP's earlier report is below.

BATON ROUGE (May 30, 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 5/30/10

Iberia Parish:

Sighting: Approximately two or three small patches of oil found on the southern shore of Marsh Island. Date: 30 May 10.

Lafourche Parish:

Sighting: Traces of oil and saturated sorbent boom on an island south of Fricot Bayou. Date: 30 May 10.

Plaquemines:

Sighting: Grey sheen of ribbons with oil droplets in Wilkinson Bayou. Date: 30 May 10.

Terrebonne Parish:

Sighting: Light oil sheen with tar balls in a bayou south of Lake Tambour. The oil is pushing through the bayou from Lake Tambour and covers the bayou entirely. Date: 29 May 10.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. GOHSEP's earlier report is below.

BATON ROUGE - (May 29, 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 5/29/10

Plaquemines:

Sighting: Sheen patches throughout Wilkinson Bay, SW area. Date: 29 May 10. Sighting: Light grey sheen with small tar balls 15-20 miles south of Barataria Bay. Date: 29 May 10. Sighting: Boom with black recoverable oil on a small island south of Bird Island in Cat Bay. Date: 29 May 10.

Jefferson Parish:

Sighting: Rip line of sheen and emulsified oil running north and south two miles north east of Barataria Pass. Date: 28 May 10.

Lafourche Parish:

Sighting: Grey sheen and tar balls at the mouth of Coup Abel Pass on East Grand Terre side of the pass. Date: 29 May 10. Sighting: Sheen patches approximately 100 yards in diameter on western end of Little Lake in Bay L'Ours. Date: 29 May 10. Sighting: Heavy oil mixed with organic matter located in two inlets of Grand Isle, approximately 3.75 miles northeast of Pass Fourchon. Date: 29 May 10. For more information related to the oil spill, visit http://www.emergency.louisiana.gov. Connect with us on www.facebook.com/GOHSEP and on Twitter @GOHSEP. View photos in from the state's response efforts at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagohsep. PHOTO - Department of Environmental Quality staff participating in shoreline assessments on Monday, May 17, 2010, documented oil impacting on the beaches west of South Pass. According to NOAA, since the beginning of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, 29 miles of Louisiana’s coastline already have seen oil reach the shore. This impact has occurred specifically at Trinity Island, Whiskey Island, South Pass, Chandeleur Islands, Fourchon Beach, Raccoon Island and Grand Isle. Oil sheen has been reported in Pass a Loutre and the state has received unconfirmed reports of oil on Marsh Island in Iberia Parish. Photo courtesy of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality