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Low, very low levels of ride tide indicate improving water conditions

Posted: 5:27 AM, Oct 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-12 13:52:44Z

Following days of red tide impacting beaches in South Florida and the Treasure Coast, there are more signs of progress.

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Beaches across the area have been open this week but testing continues for red tide.

According to an interactive map on the Florida Fish and Conservation website , there are signs of "very low" and "low" levels of red tide in four Boca Raton test areas.

Last week, the water in that same area showed "moderate" levels.

The most recent FWC red tide map shows there are still multiple areas testing positive for red tide.

As of Friday, many beaches in southern Palm Beach and Broward counties have no levels of red tide.  Most beaches in other parts of Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties have low levels of red tide. 

FWC's red tide map contains the last eight days of sampling and is updated daily at 5 p.m.