A beach closure sign in Imperial Beach. File photo

A water contact closure previously issued for the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Border Field State Park shorelines has been lifted, county officials said Friday.

The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health and Quality said recent water quality testing has confirmed the waters are safe at beaches extending from the international border to the south end of Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach.

The lifting of the water contact closure means the ocean water in that area is safe for recreational use following “recent sewage impacts,” according to the county.

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