Updated at 10:00 P.M., Saturday May 7
The entire shoreline of Imperial Beach, north through the Silver Strand and all the way to Coronado shores have been closed to human contact by county health officials because of sewage contamination flowing north from the Tijuana River.
The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health expanded the existing water contact closure area this afternoon at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge shoreline north to include all shoreline from the International Border, north to North Beach in Coronado, including Coronado Municipal Beach and Silver Strand State Beach.
Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result of recent rainfall. Contamination of ocean water has occurred throughout Imperial Beach.
Signs warning of sewage contaminated water will remain in place until field measurements show that the ocean water is safe for beach-goers.
— City News Service