Sewage Flows From Tijuana River Closes Imperial Beach Shoreline

SAN DIEGO–The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health has expanded the existing water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge shoreline north to include all of Imperial Beach. Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result of recent rainfall. Observations and sample results […]

County Ask Businesses To Report Damage From South Bay Sewage Spill

SAN DIEGO–The County of San Diego is searching for businesses in the South Bay that were effected by last month’s sewage spill on the Mexican/U.S. border. An estimated 143 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Tijuana River forcing closures of South Bay beaches, including Imperial Beach and Coronado. Businesses could qualify for low-interest federal disaster loans […]

Closure Lifted For Imperial Beach Shoreline

SAN DIEGO–The Department of Environmental Health has lifted the water contact closure for the Imperial Beach shoreline. This includes the beach-line from the south end of Seacoast Drive to Carnation Avenue (including Camp Surf) in Imperial Beach. Recent water quality testing conducted by the environmental health agency confirms that Tijuana River flows are no longer impacting these […]

Closure Lifted For Coronado Shoreline

SAN DIEGO–The Department of Environmental Health has lifted the water contact closure for the Coronado Shoreline. This includes the beach-line from Avenida Lunar north through Coronado. Recent water quality testing conducted by environmental health agency confirms that Tijuana River flows are no longer impacting these beaches. This area was recently closed to water contact due […]

Community, Environmental Activists Demand Action On Mexico Sewage Spill

IMPERIAL BEACH–For two weeks, a massive sewage spill on the Mexican side of the U.S. border has dumped over 143 million gallons of raw sewage into the Pacific Ocean, heavily polluting the Tijuana River Valley and beaches in southern San Diego. On Thursday, Imperial Beach residents and environmental activists gathered at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor […]

Closure Lifted For Silver Strand Shoreline

SAN DIEGO–The Department of Environmental Health has lifted the water contact closure for the Silver Strand shoreline. This includes the beach-line north of Imperial Beach through Avenida Lunar in Coronado. Recent water quality testing and field observations conducted by DEH, confirm that Tijuana River flows are no longer impacting these beaches. The area was recently […]

Water Contact Closure Issued For Silver Strand Shoreline

SAN DIEGO–The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health has expanded the existing water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Imperial Beach shorelines north to include the Silver Strand shoreline up to Avenida Lunar. Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result […]

CBP Officers Seize $7 Million In Drugs At Otay Mesa Port Of Entry

SAN DIEGO–U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties over the weekend intercepted approximately 9,600 pounds of narcotics including more than 500 pounds of marijuana hidden in a cargo shipment and another almost 8,400 pounds in a separate shipment, valued at almost $7 […]

Closure Lifted For South County Beaches      

SAN DIEGO–The Department of Environmental Health has lifted the water contact closure for the ocean shoreline at Coronado, Silver Strand State Beach and Imperial Beach. This includes the beach-line from the north end of Coronado to the south end of Seacoast Drive. Recent water quality testing conducted by DEH confirms that Tijuana River flows are […]

Rain Brings Bacteria Runoff To County Beaches

SAN DIEGO–The Department of Environmental Health has issued a general advisory for the coastal waters of San Diego County due to recent rainfall. Swimmers, surfers, and other ocean users are warned that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters, especially near storm drains, creeks, rivers, and lagoon outlets that discharge urban […]