Surfrider San Diego’s No Border Sewage Committee (NoBS) organized a binational surf contest for this Sunday (November 6) where Imperial Beach abuts the border, but a sewage flow threatens to interfere, according to a spokesperson at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center.
A mixture of fresh water and wastewater is flowing down the canyon, making the road impassable and, potentially, the ocean water unsafe
There is marshland on both sides of the road, which is lower than the marsh. Thus, the sewage flows into the road.
The Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center spokesperson says a construction project in Mexico is believed to be the cause of the problem. The International Boundary and Water Commission is pumping the sewage out now and hopes that the road will be passable by Sunday. If it isn't, attendees can walk to the site — a total of three miles, there and back.