Swimming advisory remains for some areas in North Carolina

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — An October 5th ban on swimming off of North Carolina beaches due to high rainfall and flooding has been lifted for all but four areas in North Carolina.

The precautionary swimming advisory remains in effect for the following locations:

  • Jockey’s Ridge sound-side access in Nags Head
  • The Junior Sailing Camp in Taylor Creek located at 2452 Lennoxville Road in Beaufort
  • The Radio Island public beach access off Marine Drive on Radio Island
  • Public access to Pantego Creek at the intersection of East Main and Tooley streets in Belhaven

State officials will continue testing these sites, and they will remove the signs and notify the public when the bacteria levels decrease to safer levels.

The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program will continue to test coastal waters on a reduced schedule throughout the winter.

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

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