By WECT Staff | June 17, 2020 at 2:01 PM EDT – Updated June 18 at 10:07 AM
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – State recreational water quality officials lifted a precautionary swimming advisory Thursday in Oak Island.
State officials had issued the advisory Wednesday for ocean front areas near 75th East Street and Sherrill Street after floodwaters were being pumped from flooded streets onto the beach.
Water quality advisory in Southport
A water quality advisory has been issued for a site in Brunswick County, according to state officials.
“The alert is for waters along the Cape Fear River, at the public beach area adjacent to the municipal pier at the end of South Davis Street in Southport,” the news release states.
Water samples collected Tuesday show bacteria levels of 344 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water, which exceeds the state and federal single-sample standard of 104 enterococci per 100 milliliters.
“State officials will test the site again as soon as conditions are favorable, and the results of the sampling will dictate further action,” the news release states. “If the new samples also show elevated bacteria counts, state officials will post a swimming advisory sign and issue a swimming advisory.”
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