Two swimming advisories lifted in Dare Co., two remain in place

By on August 8, 2018

The Jockey’s Ridge access on Roanoke Sound is a popular wading and kiteboarding site. (WRAL)

State recreational water quality officials have lifted the swimming advisories at a pair of soundside sites in Dare County.

The advisories at the Jockey’s Ridge soundside access in Nags Head and the Colington Harbour Swimming Area were removed Tuesday.

Testing shows that bacteria levels have dropped below the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play.

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Advisories remain in effect for the ocean waters 200 feet on each side of signs posted off Ocean Bay Boulevard in Kill Devil Hills and Blackman Street in Nags Head.

The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program samples 209 sites in coastal waters of the state, most of them on a weekly basis from April through October.

For more information on the N.C. Recreational Water Quality program, visit its website at: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/recreational-water-quality or on Twitter.com @ncrecprgm.

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