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Summer storms runoff leads to area beach advisories

St. Petersburg, Fla. (July 6, 2017) – Due to run-off from recent rains, increased levels of enterococci have been measured at some sampling locations in St. Petersburg.  Tests will continue until those levels are once again within normal levels under the Healthy Beaches Program.  Appropriate advisories have been displayed at affected areas.

Here is a list of sites and results from tests conducted July 5, 2017

  • Lassing Park            160     Poor
  • Maximo Beach          4        Good
  • Northshore Beach     36      Moderate
  • Spa Beach               100     Poor

The results for the recreational sites are as follows:

  • Bay Vista Park         8         Good                               
  • Fossil Park Lake       340     Poor
  • Grandview Park        20      Good
  • Jungle Prada            4        Good
  • Salt Creek               240     Poor
  • Weedon Island         4        Good


As a reminder, Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

  • Good = 0-35 Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water
  • Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water
  • Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water

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