November 4, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) - This is East County Magazine with a public service announcement from the County of San Diego.
The County’s Department of Environmental Health is warning that this week’s rainfall has brought urban runoff to beaches countywide.
Swimmers, surfers, and other ocean users are warned that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters, especially near storm drains, creeks, rivers, and lagoon outlets that discharge urban runoff. Urban runoff may contain large amounts of bacteria from a variety of sources.
Activities such as swimming, surfing and diving should be avoided in all coastal waters for 72 hours following rain, even if no warning signs are posted. This includes all coastal beaches and all of Mission Bay and San Diego Bay.