Swimming advisory lifted for Chesapeake Bay in Va. Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A swimming advisory has been canceled for parts of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach.

Wednesday, the Health Department said the water between Wake Forest Street and Kendall Street tested positive for high levels of bacteria. The advisory also included First Landing State Park.

The advisory was lifted before 11 a.m. Thursday.

“The coastal waters of Virginia are generally very clean, and we test them weekly from May through September,” said Heidi Kulberg, M.D., Director of the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health. “On the occasions when waters fail to meet the standards, we need to protect public health by letting residents and visitors know.”

Officials said people who swim in the water could get sick. Signs would be posted along the on the affected beaches to alert the public.

The advisory did not affect the Virginia Beach oceanfront or resort area.

 

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