Some Swim Advisories, Alert Lifted For Eastern Carolina

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State health officials lifted two swimming advisories in Pamlico County and a swimming alert in Craven County.

In Pamlico County, both advisories for Dawson Creek in Janerio are no longer in effect.

In Craven County, the swim alert for Green Springs swimming area on the Neuse River was also lifted.

People are still being told that swimming is not recommended at the public beach access to Pantego Creek at East Main and Tooley streets in Belhaven.


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The state has issued three more swimming advisories, and another swimming alert in three Eastern Carolina counties.

All four locations are sound-side and river swim sites.

In Pamlico County, both advisories affect Dawson Creek in Janerio. One is the public access on the southside of Dawson Creek Bridge, while the other is at a recreational area 500 yards north of the bridge.

For Beaufort County, people are being told that swimming is not recommended at the public beach access to Pantego Creek at East Main and Tooley streets in Belhaven.

A swimming alert has been issued in the Green Springs swimming area along the Neuse River in James City. If new samples show elevated bacteria counts, state officials say they will post a swimming advisory sign at Green Springs as well.

State officials say they will keep testing the affected waters and lift the advisories and alert when bacteria levels drop to acceptable levels.


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