New Story Map: Refugio Beach Oil Spill
November 5, 2021
Our new interactive Story Map puts real data from the Refugio Beach oil spill at your fingertips.
On May 19, 2015 a pipeline ruptured near Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara, California. Over 100,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled, much of which ran down a storm drain and into the ocean.
NOAA used our Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) mapping application to inform decisions from response to restoration.