Some Rec Areas of Mission Bay Closed Due To Pollution

Friday, September 19, 2008, 17:02 —by DLS
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A number of recreational areas at Mission Bay have been closed off since Tuesday due to pollution.

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What’s the sense of having recreational areas if you can’t use them?

Over at Mission Bay, there are apparently some areas that have been closed due to “an influx of pollution possibly caused by illegal sewage dumping. The contamination was detected on Tuesday during routine water-quality monitoring in the harbor northwest of downtown San Diego. Environmental health officials suspect the source was an unlawful discharge from a sanitation system,” reports Cox.net/SanDiego.

And here I thought it was safe to hang out, throw a frisbee, bring the dog, make a barbecue. No chance of that unless you want to get sick.

“The DEH posted signs warning of bacterial health hazards along swimming beaches at De Anza Cove, north Crown Point and Campland on the Bay, and in recreation areas between Vacation Isle and the harbor’s eastern boat dock. The warnings will remain in effect until follow-up testing deems the sites safe again for human contact,” reports Channel 10 News.

What’s this mean to you, don’t go near these swimming areas or rec areas until you hear otherwise. Luckily, there are other beaches to head to this weekend including those in La Jolla, Carlsbad and Coronado Island, to name a few and that have public access.

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One Response to “Some Rec Areas of Mission Bay Closed Due To Pollution”

  1. Will Dawson said on Thursday, March 19, 2009, 17:02

    San Diego has stopped monitoring Mission Bay water because of budget cuts by the state.

    Seems counter productive. If the bay is polluted and the city doesnt let you know who would take a chance on being exposed to nasty effluent. +++ You can fish but you can’t eat your catch.
    Whats this city doing?

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