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December 22, 2010

The Tijuana River's Winter Flush

Heavy storms bring sewage and trash to US/MX border beaches
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If only this photo had a scratch and sniff function...

Record rains along the San Diego-Tijuana border mean flooding in Tijuana's colonias, the adjacent river valley and weeks of beach closures for local ocean users. Border beach water quality samples after rain events show high levels of bacteria, hepatitis A, and other human pathogens.

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