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November 15, 2011

ALERT- Bacterial Levels Remain High Along the Imperial Beach Shoreline

Surfers advised to stay out of the water
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The Department of Environmental Health maintained today the clsure for the Imperial Beach shoreline. Surfers, swimmers and ocean users are advised to not come in contact with the polluted water. Although the color may appear clear bacterial levels far exceed levels adequate for human health safety, particularly next to the Imperial Beach Pier and Imperial Beach boulevard.

 

Samples taken yesterday show the following bacterial levels:


LOCATION PC Entero
250' from Tijuana River Mouth 500 111
3/4 mile North of River Mouth 500 42
South end of Seacoast Dr 1100 111
Cortez St 1300 659
Imperial Beach Blvd 3000 1652
Imperial Beach PIER 2200 1652
Carnation St 500 288
     
ACCEPTABLE LEVELS 400 104