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Swimming advisory lifted for Norfolk beach

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 16:15:43-04

Captains Quarters Recreation Center (Photo courtesy, City of Norfolk)

NORFOLK, Va. – A swimming advisory has been lifted at Captains Quarter Beach on Tuesday.

Officials said bacteria concentrations exceed safe levels set by the state but have since tested within the safe levels.

Recreational waters are monitored for bacteria routinely during the summer swimming season, using indicator organisms such as enterococci, the indicator of choice for estuarine and marine waters.

An advisory doesn’t close the water to swimmers — it just warns you that you face elevated risk.

The risk is especially elevated for children, who are more likely to swallow the water, or those who have open wounds or weakened immune systems.