Swimming Advisory

Some vacationers to the Outer Banks need to watch where they're swimming.

State environmental health officials issued an advisory against swimming at a sound-side site in Dare County after finding bacteria levels in the water that exceed state and Environmental Protection Agency's recreational water quality standards.

The advisory affects an area at the Colington Harbour swimming beach in Kill Devil Hills. This advisory is not a beach closing, nor does the advisory affect the entire Kill Devil Hills area. Swimming advisories affect water within 200 feet of the sign.

The advisory will be lifted when the bacteria levels decrease to levels below the standards.


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  • by Anonymous Location: OBX on Jul 9, 2010 at 04:07 PM
    What is the bacteria from????
  • by J.D. Location: E.NC. on Jul 2, 2010 at 11:04 AM
    Hey ? You had better stay out of the bath tub. Because if you are not smart enough to know where not to swim from that story. You might not be smart enough to swim in any water.
  • by ??? Location: eastern nc on Jul 2, 2010 at 03:44 AM
    Can you read?? Colington Harbor. Bacteria. There are signs. Get real.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2010 at 03:43 AM
    Dang,Congress needs to take one serious bath before they go jumping in our waters.
  • by ? Location: OBX on Jul 1, 2010 at 07:42 PM
    Soooooooooooooooooooooooo?????????????? Exactly where is it we shouldn't swim? Bacteria? Oil?? sharks? Whats the deal?
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