MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Saturday’s downpour and floods may have subsided, but Oleta River State Park is feeling the after effects.READ MORE: Woman Arrested Following Fight At Miami International Airport
An overflow of approximately 5 million gallons of partially treated sewage waste from the North District Wastewater Treatment Plant has seeped into the surrounding wetlands. It can potentially impact the adjacent surface waters.
As a precautionary measure, a public advisory is in effect to refrain from swimming and recreational activities in certain areas.READ MORE: Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Warns Company Could Take Ships Out Of Florida Over Vaccine Proof Ban
These areas include:
- Beach area in the Oleta River State Park from the eastern shore of Biscayne Bay to Biscayne Blvd.
- Between Haulover Inlet and the south end of Dumbfoundling Bay.
- Inclusive of Maul Lake.
- Sand Spur Island.
- The Oleta River.
- Oleta River State Park.
- Biscayne Bay waters inside Haulover Inlet.
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The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources are testing the affected waters and the advisory remains in effect until test results are clear.