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Officials To Discuss Water Quality Monitoring Related To Sewage Spills

A beach closure sign is posted at Imperial Beach due to water pollution, Feb....

Photo by Katie Schoolov

Above: A beach closure sign is posted at Imperial Beach due to water pollution, Feb. 13, 2017.

Local governmental stakeholders Thursday will provide an update on water quality monitoring of local beaches affected by sewage spills from the Tijuana River Valley during a meeting Thursday.

RELATED: Feds Facing Lawsuit Over Cross-Border Sewage Spills In San Diego

The citizens forum will be held by the International Boundary and Water Commission, a binational agency charged with overseeing efforts to stem ongoing pollution.

Keith Kezer and Dominique Edwards of San Diego County's Department of Environmental Health will provide an update on year-round water quality monitoring at South Bay beaches. Their presentation will also include analysis of interactions between the Tijuana River, Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Pacific Ocean.

RELATED: County Web Application Ranks Beach Water Quality

In a separate discussion, City Planner Jim Nakagawa will address the city of Imperial Beach's general plan and Local Coastal Program, which were adopted in 1994 in response to state laws that require local authorities address climate change impacts.

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