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Breaking News: The swimming ban at Spanish River Park is lifted

The swimming ban at Spanish River Park is lifted.  The Florida Department of Health of Palm Beach County samples today, Thursday, showed bacteria levels in the good category, according to the city.

Elevated bacterial levels in the water have prohibited swimming at Spanish River Beach until further notice.  The park and beach will remain open.

The city posted an advisory Tuesday from the Florida Department of Health of Palm Beach County.

The department regularly samples beach water quality. It found sample levels greater than 71 colonies per 100 millimeters of marine water. That puts Spanish River Park beach in the poor range, indicating a potential health risk to the bathing public, according to the city.

Additional water samples have been taken and it is hoped that full use of the beach may resume within the next 24 to 48 hours.

In the meantime, advisory signs and red flags will be posted at beach entrances indicating “no swimming” until water quality is satisfactory.

 

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