MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Swim Advisory for three Miami-Dade beaches is now lifted.READ MORE: Parkland School Shooting: Judge Wants Suspect Nikolas Cruz On Trial In September
The Miami-Dade County Health Department says microbial water quality tests have come back satisfactory at Crandon Beach North, Crandon Beach South and Golden Beach.
The swim advisory was first issued on July 18 because water tests did not meet the standards for safe swimming.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 6,684 New Cases, 84 Deaths Reported On Thursday
There was a high amount 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.
This was the second time this month swimmers have been warned to stay out of the water at Crandon Beach North.MORE NEWS: Kidnapping Charges Dropped Against Self-Proclaimed Witch Doctor In Woman's Disappearance
The health department regularly tests water samples at 16 sites, as part of its Florida Healthy Beaches Program.