General Rain Advisory Issued for All San Diego Coastal Waters, Including All of Ocean Beach

by on February 28, 2018 · 1 comment

in Ocean Beach

Activities such as swimming, surfing and diving should be avoided for 72 hours following rain.

GENERAL RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT

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.

This advisory applies to ALL of Ocean Beach and all waters around Point Loma.

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 significant rain occurred on February 27, 2018.   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.

The above is from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) webpage.

This webpage is always up to date, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Avatar Ol OB Hippie February 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm

… and that means you, kid! It rained the 27th – so stay out till March 2nd.

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