Coronado. Photo credit: Courtesy of Flickr.

A five-day-long water contact closure along a stretch of shoreline in Coronado was lifted Sunday by the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health.

The no-contact order had affected the beach from Avenida Lunar through North Beach. Recent water-quality testing confirms the ocean water in this area of the shoreline meets state health standards.

The shoreline was closed to water contact Dec. 24 due to sewage-contaminated flows from the Tijuana River entering the United States.

However, the ocean shoreline from the U.S.-Mexico border through Silver Strand, including the Tijuana Slough, Imperial Beach and Silver Strand shorelines, remains closed until sampling confirms these areas are safe for water contact.

— Staff report

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