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Water Contact Closures in IB, Silver Strand

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February 19, 2010

The Department of Environmental Health has extended the water contact closure for south county beaches north to include the Imperial Beach and Silver Strand ocean shorelines due to sewage contaminated runoff from the Tijuana Estuary. Field measurements indicate northward moving ocean currents and odors near the mouth of the Tijuana Estuary. Signs warning of sewage contaminated water will remain in place until field measurements indicate the ocean water is safe for recreational use.

For updates on beach closure information please call the 24-hr. hotline at (619) 338-2073 or visit

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