Mario Tama / Getty ImagesBeachgoers gather near dying kelp near Scripps Pier on Aug. 7, 2018, in San Diego, California. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)
Southern California is experiencing beach closures due to raw sewage from Mexico that is making its way to the Pacific Ocean via the Tijuana River, according to new reports.
This weekend, San Diego County officials closed multiple beaches, according to KSWB-TV.
Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina is livid over the long-running issue.
“Mexico is still using the Tijuana River as an open sewer and residents of San Diego, IB and Coronado are suffering as a result,” he said, according to KPBS-TV.
The residents of @CityofIB reported sickening stench of sewage+toxic waste today. This is why the @sdapcd board: @seanelo @SDGeorgette @MarcusBush_NC @NoraVargasSD @SupFletcher must address this EJ air pollution crisis. The TJ River is an air and water pollution emergency.
— Serge Dedina (@Serge4IBMayor)