May 3, 1994 |
Area beaches remained closed Monday after a pipe break in Tijuana sent at least 24 million gallons of sewage pouring into the Pacific Ocean. "The Mexican officials are estimating they will fix it, maybe, by late (this) afternoon," said Dan Avera, San Diego County's deputy director of environmental health services. Signs warned swimmers of high bacteria levels at beaches from the U.S.-Mexican border north about 15 miles to North Island Naval Air Station, at the entrance to San Diego's harbor.
February 10, 1992 |
A Pacific storm bringing heavy surf spelled more trouble Sunday for contaminated San Diego County beaches, and shut down efforts to repair a damaged sewage pipe. Health officials said the contamination off Ocean Beach was decreasing, but they were concerned that the storm might reverse that trend. As storm waves broke over the deck of a repair barge Sunday night, workers were airlifted to shore and the barge was towed into San Diego Bay.