Waste water overflow closes Angel Island

Visitors wishing to enjoy the natural beauty of San Francisco’s Angel Island State Park this weekend will have to postpone their plans as the island will be closed to the public due to a waste water system overflow in the park, a California State Parks spokeswoman announced Thursday.

The overflow of treated water may have been a result of heavy rains in the Bay Area over the last few days, according to California State Parks’ deputy director of public affairs, Vicky Waters. No ferry service will be provided to the island on Saturday or Sunday and the island will be closed to visitors until the system is running normally.

Angel Island State Park staffers discovered the overflow this morning and determined that the park needed to close in order to recover from the recent storms, according to Waters.

Crews have rerouted the overflow and report that there is no danger of it flowing into the surrounding bay waters. The park is expected to remain closed through the weekend or until crews determine the water system is functioning normally again, Waters said.