The county’s Department of Environmental Health reopened the water around Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge today.

Last time the water was clean to swim in? February.

So go down to the end of Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach, run the mile down to the sloughs, toss off your clothes and take a dive. It’s clean. For now.

But while you’re at it, don’t swim at:

  • Cardiff State Beach near the San Elijo Lagoon outlet. Too much bacteria since May 20.
  • Children’s Pool. The La Jolla tourist attraction has been closed since September 1997 because of the seals’ tendencies to poop in the water.
  • P.B. Point at the inside cove. Too much bacteria found yesterday.
  • Eastern Mission Bay near the visitor’s center storm drain and at Campland swimming beach. Too much bacteria, there, too.

Check out our article about the slough’s lengthy closing.


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