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San Diego County Coast Gets Beach Advisory

Recent rains have prompted a general advisory for coastal waters, the Department of Environmental Health announced Wednesday.

Contaminated waters from rain runoff are expected to hit the oceans and bays in the county, which could significantly raise the levels of bacteria in the waters.

While many coastal storm drains in the county have permanently posted signage warning of the runoff, temporary warning signs on beaches aren’t posted for general advisories.

Swimming, surfing and diving are discouraged in all coastal waters of San Diego County for 72 hours following the rain.

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Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Border Field Park is currently closed at its shoreline due to sewage-contaminated flows from the Tijuana River. The closure will remain in effect until sample results, collected by Environmental Health, indicate safe bacteria levels.

For updates on beach closure information, visit www.sdbeachinfo.com, check out the County App Center or call the 24-hour hotline at 619-338-2073.