Health officials issue water contact warning for Coronado coastline

Coronado. Photo credit: Courtesy of Flickr.

A water contact warning was issued for the Coronado coastline on Sunday. San Diego County Department of Environmental Health and Quality It remained valid on Monday.

As southerly swell conditions continued and seawater was pushed from the south to the north across the U.S.-Mexico border, beach-goers said bacteria levels exceeded state health standards and the seawater contained sewage. was advised that it could cause illness.

During the recent rains, DEHQ issued general rainfall advisories for all beaches and bays along the San Diego coast.

Rain can lead to urban runoff and significantly elevated levels of bacteria in ocean and bay waters, especially near storm drains, stream, river and lagoon outlets, causing disease.Swimming, surfing , diving and other contact with water should be avoided during and for 72 hours after rain.

The Children’s Pool at 850 Coast Blvd in La Jolla has been warned that bacteria levels exceed state health standards and can cause illness.

Tijuana Bay, Imperial Beach, and the Silver Strand coastline all remain closed.

The coastline from the border to the northern end of the Silver Strand coastline will remain closed until sampling confirms that these areas are safe for contact with water.

— City News Service

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