Water closure issued for Silver Strand State Beach

Posted at 10:16 PM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 02:15:53-04

CORONADO, Calif. (KGTV) -- The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a water contact closure for the Silver Strand State Beach shoreline as a result of a diesel fuel spill.

At this time the volume and origin of the spill are unknown. Observations conducted by DEH staff from the shoreline and U.S. Coast Guard from the air have identified odors and oil sheen consistent with a diesel fuel spill that may impact Silver Strand State Beach.

Signs warning of contaminated water will remain in place until the ocean water is safe for recreational use. DEH and Coast Guard staff will continue to monitor conditions to determine when the beach will be reopened for water contact.

For updates on beach closure information visit the County website or call the 24-hr. hotline at (619) 338-2073.