MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Swim Advisory is in effect for three Miami-Dade beaches.READ MORE: Broward Health Ending COVID Shots As Demand Decreases, Availability Increases
Beachgoers are urged to stay out of the water at Golden Beach, Crandon Beach North, and Crandon Beach South.READ MORE: Initiatives Announced To Reduce Pollution In Miami-Dade County
The health department said recent water tests at those three beaches did not meet the standards for safe swimming.
Testing found a prevalence of enteric bacteria, which is an indicator of fecal pollution. The bacteria may have come from storm water run-off, wildlife, pets and human sewage.MORE NEWS: Insurance Regulators Approve Smaller Rate Hikes For Citizens Property Insurance
The advisory will be lifted when two consecutive water tests show acceptable bacteria levels.