General Rain Advisory in Effect for All San Diego Coastal Waters Due to Contamination from Urban Runoff

by on March 12, 2018 · 1 comment

in Civil Rights, Ocean Beach

Avoid Contact With Water for 72 Hours Following Rain of March 10

There is a General Rain Advisory in effect for all of San Diego’s coastal waters – including, of course, all Ocean Beach, Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma, Mission Bay – all the other beaches.

The water quality advisory is due to contamination by urban runoff following rains that occurred on March 10, 2018.

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 March 10, 2018.

The County’s Department of Environmental Health has issued this advisory. Here’s their website.

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.

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Frank Gormlie March 15, 2018 at 12:05 pm

GENERAL RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT – it rained today 3/15 and you need to avoid contact with ocean or bay water for 72 hours after.


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