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Swimming advisory lifted in North Carolina

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Posted at 7:46 PM, Oct 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-22 19:46:27-04

Morehead City, NC.- Today, North Carolina state officials lifted their warnings against swimming in coastal waters.

The flooding and high rainfall from recent storms may have led to excessive bacteria in the water. On October 5, a warning to avoid swimming in all coastal waters was issued to the public.

Since then, the North Carolina Water Quality Program has discovered that the amount of bacteria is now at a safe level for swimming and water play.

Four locations remain under swim advisory and will continue to be tested until the bacteria levels decrease.