February 23, 2024
Authorities closed a stretch of seashores close to the border due to sewage contamination from the Tijuana River. Photograph courtesy of County Information Middle

San Diego County residents had been being urged Saturday to keep away from contact with coastal waters because of elevated micro organism ranges brought on by runoff from this week’s rain.

County well being officers warned swimmers, surfers, and different ocean customers that micro organism ranges can rise considerably in ocean waters, particularly close to storm drains, creeks, rivers, and lagoon shops that discharge city run-off. Actions resembling swimming, browsing, and diving needs to be averted for 72 hours, the county stated.

The final rain advisory for city run-off contamination applies to seashores from San Onofre State Seaside south to Border Subject, together with Mission Bay and San Diego Bay. The warning is anticipated to be in place till 9 a.m. Monday, but it surely might be prolonged with extra rain within the forecast this weekend.

In the meantime, water contact closures stay in impact on the following places, in keeping with the county Division of Environmental Well being and High quality:

— Sweetwater Channel and Pepper Park;

— Coronado Shoreline south of Avenida Lunar to North Seaside;

— Silver Strand Shoreline from north Carnation to south of Avenida Lunar;

— Imperial Seaside Shoreline from the south finish of Seacoast Drive by means of Carnation Avenue; and

On account of cross boundary flows, the Tijuana Slough Slough Shoreline from the U.S./Mexico border contains Border Subject State Park and the Tijuana Slough Nationwide Wildlife Refuge.

Extra data on water contamination in San Diego County will be discovered at www.sdbeachinfo.com.

–Metropolis Information Service