Tijuana River runoff causes closure of Imperial Beach shoreline

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The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health today extended a water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough shoreline north to include the Imperial Beach shoreline due to sewage
contamination.

Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary.

Observations indicate contamination of ocean water now extends from the International Border north to the Imperial Beach shoreline, DEH officials said.

Signs warning of sewage-contaminated water will remain in place until sampling results indicate the ocean water is safe for recreational use.

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