Health

Water Closure Issued for Imperial Beach

Signs are up in Imperial Beach warning swimmers and surfers to stay out of the water.

Signs are up in Imperial Beach warning swimmers and surfers to stay out of the water.

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.  Ocean currents were seen today to be moving northward, and as a result monitors suspect contamination of ocean water in Imperial Beach.  

The County Department of Environmental Health has expanded the water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge shoreline north to include the Imperial Beach shoreline, up to Carnation Ave., including Camp Surf. 

Warning signs will remain in place until field measurements indicate the ocean water is safe for recreational use.