SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The entire shoreline of Imperial Beach, north through the Silver Strand and all the way to Coronado shores have been closed to human contact by county health officials because of sewage contamination flowing north from the Tijuana River.
The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health Saturday afternoon expanded the existing water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge shoreline north to include all shoreline from the International Border, north to North Beach in Coronado, including Coronado Municipal Beach and Silver Strand State Beach.
Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result of recent rainfall and was still flowing. Observations today indicated northward moving ocean currents and contamination of ocean water at Silver Strand thru Coronado is suspected, according to DEH.
Signs warning of sewage contaminated water will remain in place until field measurements indicate the ocean water is safe for recreational use.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."
Hundreds of people rallying against illegal immigration and counter-protesters opposing their stance were squaring off today along the shore at Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected over the weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.