December 21, 2010
The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health has expanded the water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Imperial Beach Shoreline north to include the Silver Strand and Coronado Shoreline. Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result of this season’s rainfall and is still flowing. Observations today indicate northward moving ocean currents and contamination of ocean water at the Silver Strand and Coronado Shoreline is suspected. Signs warning of sewage contaminated water will remain in place until field measurements indicate the ocean water is safe for recreational use.
For more information on the Tijuana River, please call the U.S. International Boundary & Water Commission at 619-662-7600.
For updates on beach closure information,
please call the 24-hr. hotline at (619) 338-2073
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