BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County on Tuesday issued a “No Swimming Advisory” for Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park after bacterial levels in the water tested in the poor range.
The area affected is the ocean beach located at 6415 N. Ocean Boulevard.
According to a news release from the state, the latest testing for the park showed high levels of a lactic acid bacteria known as enterococci. These levels place the water quality in the poor range.
Other beaches north and south of this location tested in the good range, said the state.
More samples are being taken and results should be available late Thursday. Causes of the elevated level are unknown at this time.
The advisory will continue until samples collected are in the good range.
Beach water quality for Palm Beach County and throughout the state can be found at www.floridahealth.gov and click on “beach water quality”.