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Our water quality lab created this list of ten locations to highlight water issues during storms. 



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Ten Places to See Runoff Pollution During Winter Storms

tijuanaWe published a list of the top ten locations in San Diego County to witness the number one water quality pollution problem: urban runoff.

This list brings awareness to the countywide need to address polluted runoff. It also calls out the diverse complications ranging from cross-border management, channelized creeks, storm drains connected directly to bays and the ocean, and other issues that rainstorms can highlight.

Coastkeeper reminds residents that they can take steps today to reduce the runoff impact such as using fewer pesticides and fertilizers, picking up litter, reusing items and cleaning up after their pets. The organization also cautions folks to check the SwimGuide for water quality advisories before heading to the beach.

To learn more about the locations and the problems they represent, please read the entire list online.

10. 2306 S. Coast Highway: Open channel dumping onto the beach
9. 300 Forward Street in La Jolla/Bird Rock: Drain at the street's end
8. Tourmaline Surf Park: Channelized stormwater outlet meets popular surf spot
7. Coast Boulevard Park: Cement pipe at ocean's edge
6. Cottonwood Creek at Moonlight State Beach: Storm Drain opening
5. San Dieguito River Park Stormwater treatment lagoon: Treatment wetland in action
4. Tecolote Shores, Mission Beach: Creek emptying into man-made bay
3. Dog Beach, Ocean Beach: The mouth of our region's namesake river
2. 3001 Harbor Drive: Trash moves from land to sea
1. Dairy Mart Road: Binational polluted runoff

Urban runoff is especially dangerous when it rains because this rainwater washes months of built up oil, grease, pesticides, metals, bacteria, various other toxins and litter from land straight into San Diego's waters, skyrocketing water pollution. Read more about San Diego's water quality in a blog post written by Coastkeeper Program Manager Travis Pritchard.

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