During a span of two weeks, millions of gallons of sewage spilled into the Tijuana River, sending a nasty deluge into the waters off San Diego, closing numerous beaches for health concerns, and permeating a putrid stench.
The spill reportedly ended last week, but the remnants of the estimated 143 million gallons is still oozing into the ocean at Imperial Beach and other south S.D. County spots. And while cross-border sewage displacement is common, this is the largest discharge in two decades, according to San Diego water quality experts.
As of now, according to Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card, there are closures due to the spill spanning over 10 miles from the U.S./Mexico border to Coronado.