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Keeping Tijuana River open is proving to be a Full Time Project

May 04, 2016 05:41PM ● By Paul Spear

Keeping Tijuana River open is proving to be a Full Time Project. The  river  keeps closing up but thanks to a fast response from employees from the Fish and Wildlife Service and City of IB they are managing to keep the river open!

Nature is proving that it will still do what it wants despite man trying to intercede but thanks to a 
 quick response of employees from Fish and Wildlife Services and the City of Imperial Beach they have been able to hold nature at bay until a more permanent solution can be found!
Refuge Manager of the San Diego Bay and Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge Brian Collins, and a team of their employees have been working very closing with employees of the City of Imperial Beach Publics Works Department under Hank Levien to keep the Tijuana River flowing to the ocean despite the fact that the River Mouth has closed up 5 or 6 times since the original closure around the end of March/ start of April. Brian couldn't stress enough how much he really appreciated the City's help by making available their employees and equipment.

Thanks to the photographs provided by Brian Collings and Bryan Brillhart, a professional photographer ( Bryan Brillhart Photography ) and a Dig Imperial Beach Columnist who does a "Bird of the Week Column" that features birds from Imperial Beach and usually from the Estuary we are really able to give you great photographs of what's been happening at the River Mouth.

Brian from the San Diego Bay and Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge said that this will be ongoing until they get a more permanent solution in place but that they should be getting some relief they next few week as there will be some good hide tides. He said the High tides will help greatly with keeping the river flowing!


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