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Shoreline in Imperial Beach Closed to Bathers for second time in a week!

Dec 12, 2014 09:05PM ● By Paul Spear

The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health has expanded the existing water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge shoreline north to include all of Imperial Beach shoreline (including Camp Surf.)

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 Imperial Beach 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.

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