SARASOTA COUNTY - A "No Swim" Advisory that has been lifted at Turtle and Nokomis Beaches.
The beaches were put under an advisory since Thursday, Sept. 29.
Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County officials received testing results Monday that were at a satisfactory level for enterococcus bacteria meeting both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state recreational water standards. Residents and visitors may return to swimming and other water sports at these beach sites.
The "No Swim" advisory signage will be removed; however, Red Tide advisory signage for the Karenia brevis
algae bloom currently off the coastline will remain in place until conditions improve. The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County monitors water quality weekly at 16 sites along Sarasota's 34 miles of beaches. The intent of this program is to provide county residents and visitors with accurate, up-to-date information on the water quality at our beaches. At this time, there are no advisories in place on any Sarasota beaches.
When making beach day plans, be sure to check the latest reports on beach conditions. Click here for beach water testing results.
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