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The New River flows at 200 cfs as it enters California. The water at this point is three colors: dark green, white (foam), and milky brown/green. The septic stench is pungent, particularly during the summer season when temperatures can reach up to 120º. The contaminated soil along the riverbanks is black .

A layer of foam frequently forms on the surface of the New River near the International Boundary. This foam is often blown by the wind to areas near the river, including parking lots and a shopping center. In particular, foam often blows into the parking lot of a grocery store located near the International Boundary.

Fecal coliforms and fecal streptococci have been consistently detected in the New River at the International Boundary. The presence of fecal coliforms and fecal streptococci in the New River indicates that fecal contamination of the river has occurred.

Source

Calexico New River Committee (CNRC)

Date

May 2005

Author

CNRC

Permission

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