By SDCN Editor
San Diego, CA–County public health has extended the existing water contact closure for the south bay shorelines due to sewage-contaminated ruff in the Tijuana River, officials said.
The closure includes the Tijuana Slough, Imperial Beach, and Silver Strand shorelines, according to the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health and Quality.
Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary and results indicate contamination of ocean water now extends from the International border north to the Silver Strand shoreline, south of Avenida Lunar,
Signs warning of sewage-contaminated water will remain in place until sampling results indicate the ocean water is safe for recreational use.