The water at Border Field State Park and the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge is off-limits today. Sewage-contaminated runoff from the Tijuana River has been dumping into the ocean there after Monday’s rainfall.

According to the county’s Department of Environmental Health, the river was spitting about 158 gallons of contaminated water per second onto the shoreline. (As of 8:48 a.m.)

Want to track the plume of foul-smelling stuff? Check out this gauge maintained by Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Want some background about the causes of the runoff? Check out my archived story on the issue.


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