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Surfing and Swimming Not Advised in San Diego
The Department of Environmental Health has issued a general advisory for the coastal waters of San Diego County due to contamination by urban runoff following the rains this weekend.
By Michelle Mowad
The Department of Environmental Health warns swimmers, surfers and divers that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean waters following major rains due to urban runoff. The Department of Environmental Health issued a general advisory for swimmers, surfers and divers to avoid use for 72 hours following the most recent significant rain on Nov. 6.
The general advisory for urban runoff contamination applies to beaches from San Onofre State Beach to Border Field and includes Mission Bay and San Diego Bay.
In addition, the shoreline from the U.S. and Mexico border to the north end of the TJ Estuary at Seacoast Drive, Border Field State Park and the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge Shoreline are all closed due to sewage spills. These beaches are closed to water contact due to sewage spills.
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