High bacterial levels have been found through routine tests off Dog Beach. Pollutants coming from the San Diego River are being blamed but lifeguards admit they’re not certain what is causing the problem.
Lifeguards also stated that it’s unusual to have such a high bacteria count without it having rained a good deal.
San Diego Lifeguard Lt. Rich Stropsky spoke to the media:
“The county couldn’t say what was happening with that. It could be heavy dog use in the area, it could be some bloom of some bacteria in the river. They really don’t know what the cause is,”
The beaches in OB have not been closed, but humans and dogs are urged to stay out of the water until the results of more tests come in today.