Sewage-contaminated runoff from the Tijuana River has flowed into the Pacific Ocean south of Imperial Beach, and temporarily raised ocean pollution levels.
The affected water stretches from the end of Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach south to the International Boundary.
The website called this area the number one location to witness urban runoff pollution.
“The river carries large amounts of raw sewage as well as trash and sediment straight through the estuary and onto the beaches near Imperial Beach,” the list reads. “This location slots into #1 because of the severity of the polluted runoff, the amount of the water flowing in this spot and the complicated matter of finding solutions to polluted runoff that starts in the U.S., flows through Mexico and completes it journey back in America.”
—City News Service contributed to this report.
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