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The county’s Department of Environmental Health has reopened Imperial Beach – just in time for the weekend’s U.S. Open Sand Castle competition, which kicks off tomorrow.

The water is still closed south of Seacoast Drive there – Border Field State Park and Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge’s shoreline remain closed because of residual sewage-contaminated runoff from the Tijuana River.

Several advisories are posted throughout the county. Most are at Mission Beach: Crown Point Shores swim area, Campland swimming beach, the sand beach south of the visitor’s center and the swim area north of Leisure Lagoon.

P.B. Point is also under an advisory.

As if the bacteria weren’t enough, there are a few stingrays swimming around out there. Just ask our fearless intern, Sam “Bam Bam” Hodgson.

ROB DAVIS

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