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Cardiff State Beach closed after sewage spill in Escondido

August 29, 2011 | 12:40 pm

Cardiff State Beach in northern San Diego County is closed to swimmers after a sewage spill Sunday of nearly 250,000 gallons, county health officials announced.

The spill occured at the sewage plant in Escondido, sending sewage into the Escondido Creek which drains into the San Elijo Lagoon adjacent to Cardiff State Beach.

The lagoon has also been closed. Signs warning of contamination have also been posted along Escondido Creek.

The beach and lagoon will remain closed until water sampling shows that the water is safe for recreational use, officials said.

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