Flows from Tijuana River mouth may be moving north
East County News Service
December 8, 2018 (San Diego) - The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health has extended the existing water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Border Field State Park shoreline to include all of Imperial Beach, Silver Strand and Coronado shoreline.
Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result of recent rainfall. Observations indicate contamination of ocean water now extends from the U.S. - Mexico border to Coronado. 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.