Environment

Closure Lifted for South County Beaches

Just in time for the weekend, a water contact closure was lifted for South County beaches. The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health confirmed that the water quality meets health standards.

The closure was in effect for the ocean shoreline at Silver Strand State Beach and Imperial Beach. This includes the beach-line from the north end of Silver Strand State Beach to the south end of Seacoast Drive. This area was recently closed to water contact due to sewage-contaminated flows from the Tijuana River.

The water contact closure for the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Border Field State Park shoreline remains in effect. This includes the beach-line from the south end of Seacoast Drive to the International Border. Signs will remain in place at these locations until sample results indicate the ocean water is safe for recreational use.

For updates on beach closure information please visit our website at www.sdbeachinfo.com or call the 24-hr. hotline at (619) 338-2073.

Michelle Mowad is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact