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Health advisory lifted after elevated bacterial levels found at Lantana Beach earlier this week

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Posted at 10:11 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 14:32:44-04

UPDATE: New testing by the department of health has found that there are no longer elevated bacteria levels at Lantana Beach. The health advisory has been lifted.


LANTANA, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County has issued a health advisory for Lantana Beach after recent samples showed elevated bacterial levels.

Heavy rains, high surf and heavy traffic can contribute to the elevated levels.

The Department of Health Palm Beach County encourages swimmers to rinse with fresh water after swimming in any natural body of water.

Lantana Beach was the only location in Palm Beach County with a poor water quality rating. Test results for Dubois Park, Jupiter Beach Park, Carlin Park, Riviera Beach, Phil Foster Park, Palm Beach Municipal Beach, Lake Worth Beach, Boynton Beach, Sandoway/Delray Beach, Spanish River Beach and South Inlet Park all came back satisfactory with a "good" water quality rating.

The only location with a "moderate" water quality test result was Ocean Inlet Park in Ocean Ridge.