County Lifts Water Contamination Closure in Imperial Beach, Along Silver Strand

The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health and Quality has lifted the water contact closure and advisory for the Imperial Beach and Silver Strand shorelines.

Recent water quality testing confirms that cross-boundary sewage flows are no longer impacting these beaches, which remain open. Recent closures also have extended into Coronado, at beaches near the Hotel del Coronado.

Del Mar Horsepark Advocates Release Water Test Results

Advocates working to keep the Del Mar Horsepark open for equestrian shows, a riding school and other activities released a report Friday that indicates the park’s water issues originate outside the property.

Testing lab ALS Group USA Corp. of Irvine examined water samples taken during seasonal rains Dec. 28 upstream and downstream from the horse park. The upstream samples showed significantly higher amounts of coliforms, pollutants that come from human and animal waste.