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DOH: No swimming at two local beaches due to high bacteria levels

South Florida Rip Currents
A no swimming flag flies on the beach in an area where there is a known rip current, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. South Florida beachgoers are being warned to be careful in the ocean after a rip current advisory was extended. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue spokesman Timothy Heiser says 23 rescues have been made along Fort Lauderdale beaches since Friday. (AP Photo)

Despite the cooler weather, if you wanted to go swimming be aware of a “no-swim advisory” for Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach and Sandoway in Delray Beach issued by the health department after water samples showed high levels of bacteria.
Beach water samples are tested for bacteria at 13 locations from Boca Raton to Jupiter, according to Florida Department of Environmental Protection and EPA recommendations.
And levels were deemed too high at Phil Foster and Sandoway beaches.
The elevated level of bacteria in the water can caused by heavy rains, high surf, and heavy traffic.

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To learn more about beach water quality for Palm Beach County, click here.