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Swimming advisory canceled for portion of Buckroe Beach

Swimming advisory canceled for portion of Buckroe Beach
Posted at 6:24 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 15:50:48-04

HAMPTON, Va. – A swimming advisory was issued for Buckroe South Beach in Hampton, the Virginia Department of Health announced Wednesday.

Buckroe Beach

According to the Virginia Department of Health Beach Monitoring, bacteria results from a recent test were above safe levels.

On Thursday the department canceled the advisory as bacteria levels were back to being safe.

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.

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