A water contact closure was extended Sunday to include the Silver Strand due to flows from the Tijuana River.
According to the county, a water contact closure was issued Saturday for Imperial Beach. The closure was extended north to include the Silver Strand.
“Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result of recent rainfall,” the Department of Environmental Health said. Signs warning of sewage-contaminated water will be in place until measurements indicate that the ocean water is safe, the department says.
Anyone who needs more information is asked to call the U.S. International Boundary & Water Commission at 619-662-7600.Click herefor updated water reports.