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Swimming advisories issued for portions of Buckroe Beach

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 16:38:59-04

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Health District issued swimming advisories Wednesday for Buckroe Beach South, Buckroe Mid and Buckroe North in Hampton.

Samples taken Tuesday showed bacteria results exceeded safe levels.

Recreational waters are checked during the summer months for high levels of bacteria.

Indicator organisms like enterococci are monitored and when they are too high, a sign is posted at the beach.

Enterococci are a group of organisms used to determine the amount of fecal contamination of recreation water. They do not cause illness but research shows when enterococci are present, other disease-causing organisms may be as well.