A swimming advisory has been issued for a beach in Hernando County due to bacteria levels.
The swimming advisory is due to high bacteria levels. According to the health department website, a water test from July 25 found 70.5 or greater Enterococcus sp per 100 ml of water.
“This is a common occurrence in many areas of Florida after heavy rains,” health officials said in an email.
County officials say they will test the water at Pine Island again on July 31. An announcement will be made when the swimming advisory is lifted.