Health

Beach Closures Extended to Silver Strand

The water contact closures the County issued for beaches near the border with Mexico have been extended north to include the Silver Strand shoreline. 

The water contact closures the County issued for beaches near the border with Mexico have been extended north to include the Silver Strand shoreline. 

Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result of this season’s rainfall and is still flowing. The County’s Department of Environmental Health reports that observations today indicate ocean currents are moving northward.  As a result, contamination of ocean water at Silver Strand is suspected.

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