Tijuana wilderness
The Tijuana river. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

San Diego County’s Department of Environmental Health and Quality Monday extended the existing water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough shoreline north to include the Imperial Beach shoreline.

According to county data, sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary and conditions indicate contamination of ocean water now extends from the International border north to the Imperial Beach shoreline.

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

–City News Service