Tijuana River Pollution, San Diego

The Tijuana River Valley, which skirts the U.S. – Mexico border, has a huge pollution problem. The Tijuana River, which passes through Tijuana before crossing into the United States, collects huge amounts of trash and debris with each winter’s storms. The plastic bottles, cans, tires, garbage bags, clothes, and sewage then washes downstream into the United States. While the liquid pollutants flow with the river until it empties into the Pacific Ocean in Imperial Beach, the rest of the debris washes up on the edges of the Tijuana River Valley or is trapped in vegetation. It is a depressing sight to behold.

Pollution accumulates in the Tijuana River Valley following winter storms which flush the trash from Tijuana in Mexico across the border into the United States, Imperial Beach, San Diego, California

Pollution accumulates in the Tijuana River Valley following winter storms which flush the trash from Tijuana in Mexico across the border into the United States.
Image ID: 22544
Location: Imperial Beach, San Diego, California, USA

Pollution accumulates in the Tijuana River Valley following winter storms which flush the trash from Tijuana in Mexico across the border into the United States, Imperial Beach, San Diego, California

Pollution accumulates in the Tijuana River Valley following winter storms which flush the trash from Tijuana in Mexico across the border into the United States.
Image ID: 22546
Location: Imperial Beach, San Diego, California, USA

Pollution accumulates in the Tijuana River Valley following winter storms which flush the trash from Tijuana in Mexico across the border into the United States, Imperial Beach, San Diego, California

Pollution accumulates in the Tijuana River Valley following winter storms which flush the trash from Tijuana in Mexico across the border into the United States.
Image ID: 22549
Location: Imperial Beach, San Diego, California, USA

Pollution accumulates in the Tijuana River Valley following winter storms which flush the trash from Tijuana in Mexico across the border into the United States, Imperial Beach, San Diego, California

Pollution accumulates in the Tijuana River Valley following winter storms which flush the trash from Tijuana in Mexico across the border into the United States.
Image ID: 22555
Location: Imperial Beach, San Diego, California, USA

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