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Update on Red Tide Conditions: Beaches Open; Water Quality Continues to Improve

Post Date:October 12, 2018 5:30 PM

 

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Date: October 12, 2018

Media Contact:
Jennifer Jurado
Director and Chief Resilience Officer
Environmental Planning and Community Resilient
Phone: 954-519-1464 (office) 954-520-1086 (cell)
Email: jjurardo@broward.org

Water Conditions Continue to Improve in Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) confirms only very low levels of the red tide algae remain in nearshore waters in portions of Broward County, with all but 3 samples at undetectable or background concentrations. Results from water samplings on Wednesday, October 10th indicate the following:

• Very Low: Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach

Non-detection: Fort Lauderdale and all remaining Broward County sites

In coordination with FWC and local municipal partners, countywide water quality sampling will continue to be performed through the next week, as a precautionary measure. All Broward County beaches are open, although cautionary signage about the potential presence of red tide will remain in place at least through this next week.

For more information on red tide conditions locally and around the state, visit:

FWC Map of Red Tide Water Sampling Results: https://goo.gl/82rLm5

FWC Red Tide Status Statewide: http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/

FWC website: http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/

FWC fish kill reporting line: 1-800-636-0511

Questions/health concerns: 1-800-222-1222 


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