Campland Beach Closed After Sewage Spill

Update 5/28/2016: The closure has been lifted after testing confirmed water quality meets health standards.

A closure has been issued at Campland Beach in Mission Bay after a sewage spill contaminated the water.

The spill was discovered on Thursday evening when a sewer line became blocked with roots. An estimated 1,175 gallons of sewage spilled from a manhole located near the intersection of Bluffside Avenue and Bella Pacific Row in Pacific Beach.

About 500 gallons of sewage were recovered but an estimated 675 gallons entered Rose Canyon Creek through a storm drain line about 5,000 feet upstream of Mission Bay, which drains to Mission Bay immediately adjacent to Campland Beach.

The water contact closure is not expected to impact other beaches in Mission Bay. Water quality samples are being collected to evaluate the extent of potential sewage impacts. Signs warning of sewage contamination will remain in place until samples confirm that water is no longer impacted.

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