IMPERIAL BEACH SHORELINE REOPENED
by Paloma Aguirre
Beach and Bay Status Report
Water quality closures and advisories for
San Diego County Beaches
May 25, 2011 3:05 PM
Signs warning of contaminated water are posted at the following locations.
Closures: These beaches are closed to water contact due to sewage spills that may
impact ocean or bay waters
The ocean shoreline from U.S. /Mexico border to the North End of the TJ
Estuary ( South end of Seacoast Drive
Stations: Border Field State Park, the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and
Imperial Beach Shoreline
Status Since: Dec 18
Reason: Sewage-contaminated runoff from the Tijuana River.
Advisories: Water contact should be avoided at the following beaches due to
bacterial levels that exceed health standards:
Station: Children’s Pool
Status Since: Sept 1997
Reason: On-going contamination by harbor seals
South County - Imperial Beach Shoreline
Status Since: May 25, 2011
For beaches next to storm drains, rivers, and lagoon outlets:
During dry weather, avoid contact with runoff and recreational waters within at least 75 feet
from where runoff enters ocean or bay waters.
Call the DEH Beach & Bay Water Quality hotline at 619-338-2073 for updated information, or
log onto the DEH web site at www.sdbeachinfo.com.