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South Florida 'no swim' advisories in effect

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The Florida Health Department issues "no swim" advisories after water samples test with high levels of bacteria in the water.

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Poor test results mean that there is a health risk and people should not swim in those areas until new samples come back cleaner.

The latest test results show high levels of bacteria at:

Palm Beach County

  • Phil Foster Park

The causes for the increase in bacterial levels are unknown, but wildlife, heavy rains, high surf, and heavy recreational activity can lead to water contamination.

The health department encourages visitors to rinse with fresh water after swimming in any natural body of water.

For more information on beach water quality and updates on the advisory, click here.

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