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Hilton and Huntington Beaches swimming advisory lifted

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Posted at 5:12 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 19:28:01-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Hilton and Huntington Beaches were under a swimming advisory, as of Wednesday afternoon.

The advisory was lifted Thursday.

According to the Peninsula Health District, samples collected on July 19 showed that bacteria levels in the water exceeded the State Water Quality Standards.

Recreational waters are monitored for bacteria levels during the summer swimming season using indicator organisms such as enterococci.