The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health reopened Imperial Beach for swimmers, surfers and other recreational contact on Sunday.
The beach had been closed last week due to sewage contamination from the Tijuana River to the south. The affected area stretches from Carnation Avenue to the north, all the way down the shoreline at the end of Seacoast Drive to the south. Camp Surf is included in the opening.
Testing confirmed water quality along the Imperial Beach shoreline meets State health standards following recent Tijuana River flows, according to a statement released by DEH. Water quality testing conducted by DEH confirms that recent Tijuana River flows are no longer impacting these beaches.
The ocean shoreline from the International Border to the north end of the Tijuana Slough shoreline will remain closed until sampling confirms these areas are safe for water contact.
For beach closure information, visit the DEH website at www.sdbeachinfo.com.
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