Monday, June 29, 2009

Sewage Spill Closes Dog Beach In OB~ OH NOOOOO!!

A 14,000-gallon sewage spill has forced the closure of Dog Beach in Ocean Beach, according to a Chopper 8 report. The Environmental Health Department has closed the beach between the jetty and lifeguard tower 5. It was unknown how long the closure would be in effect.

A spill of about 14,850 gallons of sewage prompted a pollution alert today in northern Ocean Beach.
The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health issued the advisory about the contamination in the surf at Dog Beach in the late morning.
Signs warning of contamination hazards will stand in the area until follow-up testing deems the stretch of shoreline safe again for recreational uses.
The source of the spill was not immediately clear.



SAN DIEGO — A stretch of coastline in Ocean Beach was declared unfit for swimming and surfing Monday due to an influx of sewage that poured out of a blocked sanitation pipeline near San Diego State University and flowed about 10 miles before entering the sea.
The wastewater spill at the intersection of Airoso and Del Cerro avenues began shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, according to the county Department of Environmental Health.
By the time city crews were able to halt the overflow about 90 minutes later, roughly 14,850 gallons of sewage had drained into the San Diego River, DEH spokesman Mark McPherson said.
Signs warning of contamination hazards will stand along the ocean shoreline at Dog Beach, just south of the mouth of the river, until follow-up testing deems the area safe again for recreational uses.

(DAMN IT HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN.. AT OUR BEACH! THIS IS A BUMMER NOT ONLY FOR THE DOGS THAT LOVE TO PLAY ON THE BEACH, BUT ALL THE SURFERS, BEACH GO'ERS, BUMMER. I'm glad Bell is already on a time out from the beach but.. :( THIS SUCKS!)

19 comments:

  1. Bummer Bell, sorry about the beach time out. I know all about bone time outs, but not beach ones. Hope the stinky goes away and your Mommy lets you go to the beach when it opens back up and hope it opens back up soon!!

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  2. That's terrible! We love seeing all your pictures of the dogs on the beach! Hope it doesn't take them too long to get it open again!
    Pug hugs and kisses!
    The Pug Posse

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  3. Yuck and I am so sorry that you can't play. I hope it gets better soon.

    licks and sniffs, Sasha

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  4. What a bummer this had to happen! We hope it doesn't take too long for you to get your beach back!
    No way was I putting on those crocs! Red is not my color!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  5. Too bad,I hope it gets cleaned up soon and the wildlife does not get ill from it. By then maybe Bell will be allowed to go back anyway...
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

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  6. That's really suck! Why are humans always so careless... now we have to wait for the beach to re-open. Hope the spill doesn't threaten the wildlife on the beach.

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  7. OOOOH yucky pooh, that's nasty. Hope it clears up soon, I know that's quite a bit of sewage but with the currents and waves it shouldn't be long right?

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  8. Ick. I hope that gets cleaned up soon. Yuck!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona

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  9. Hi Bell,

    thanks for dropping by our blog! It's so great to have a new friend.

    ah.. what a bummer to what happened to the beach and... it's summer time, who doesn't hit the beach during this time?

    Licks,
    Adele, Vincent & Bella

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  10. Hey there, we couldn't resist, so we're back! :) But so sorry to hear about your beach! We hope it all gets cleaned up soon. We might die of envy, but we can't resist sunny southern Cali!!

    JNTR

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  11. Ewwy. . .that would stick and make the coat slimmy!

    Coffee

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  12. Totally unfair!

    Wiggles,
    Brind'Amour

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  13. Oh bad and stinky news, I'm glad that you have enjoyed your beach earlier.
    Muahhhh!

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  14. That stinks. I hope it will be cleared up soon.

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  15. That's such sad news. We hope the beach gets cleaned up soon.
    Love Ruby & Penny

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  16. That really does suck. Hopefully they will get it cleaned up soon.


    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

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  17. Ew ick! This happens in south florida a lot. Very sad for all the critters that live in the water too. Humans are so messy sometimes!

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