Swimming Advisory lifted for KDH beach

By on September 8, 2022

Town of Kill Devil Hills
This post is NOT in reference to the red flags “no swimming” flying today. Continue to stay out of the ocean!! It’s producing life-threatening conditions.

NC Dept of Environmental Quality has lifted the advisory against swimming today (9/8/22) at the public beach access of East Martin Street in KDH.

The advisory was lifted because water testing shows that bacteria levels have dropped below the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play.

The advisory was posted on Aug. 24 for an area at the public beach access at East Martin Street in Kill Devil Hills. This site showed a monthly average of the bacteria enterococci above the EPA-mandated level of 35 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water, the standard for high-use sites. Subsequent testing of water samples collected at this site found that bacteria levels have fallen below this standard.




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