Thursday, August 13, 2020

Beach Closures and Advisories in Effect for Coronado and Imperial Beach

Image/data courtesy of San Diego County Department of Environmental Health website (Nov. 23rd, 8am).

Closures and advisories have been put into effect for beaches located in Coronado and Imperial Beach.  The information listed below is courtesy of San Diego County Department of Environmental Health via their website located at  Activities such as swimming, surfing and diving should be avoided for 72 hours following rain.

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More rain is on the way:



  • Closure: Tijuana Slough, Imperial Beach and Silver Strand Stations: The ocean shoreline from U.S. / Mexico border to Avenida Lunar in Coronado, including Border Field State Park, Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Imperial Beach and Silver Strand shorelines. Status Since: November 21, 2019
  • Extended: November 21, 2019 – to include Imperial Beach Shoreline
  • Extended: November 22, 2019 – to include Silver Strand Beach Shoreline


    The Department of Environmental Health has issued a GENERAL RAIN ADVISORY for the coastal waters of San Diego County due to contamination by urban runoff following rain. Swimmers, surfers, and other ocean users are warned that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean waters, especially near storm drains, creeks, rivers, and lagoon outlets that discharge urban runoff. Activities such as swimming, surfing and diving should be avoided for 72 hours following rain.

  • The most recent rain event occurred November 20, 2019. The GENERAL RAIN ADVISORY for urban runoff contamination applies to beaches from San Onofre State Beach south to Border Field, including Mission Bay and San Diego Bay. While many coastal outlets are posted with permanent metal warning signs, additional temporary signs are not posted for General Advisories. Click this link for more information on when a General Advisory is issued.
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