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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Saturday’s downpour and floods may have subsided, but Oleta River State Park is feeling the after effects.

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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.

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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.