Sewage flowing from Mexico prompts California beach closures

Officials say more than 110 million gallons (416 million liters) of toxic stormwater has flowed north from Mexico since April.

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SAN DIEGO, CA, MAY 30, 2019 -- The entire shoreline of a Southern California city is closed to swimmers after sewage-contaminated runoff flowed into California from Mexico's Tijuana River, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

On Sunday, the San Diego County Department of Environment Health issued an extension of the closure that has been in place for months for part of the Imperial Beach coast.

Officials say more than 110 million gallons (416 million liters) of toxic storm water has flowed north from Mexico since April.

The closure will be in place until testing shows the water is safe.

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