MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The water off some South Florida beaches may not be safe to swim in.READ MORE: CDC Releases New Guidelines For Trial Cruises
The Department of Health in Miami-Dade County issued a swimming advisory for two beaches, due to poor water quality.READ MORE: South Florida Streets Packed For Cinco De Mayo, First Big Holiday Since Governor Lifted Local COVID Restrictions
Swimmers are urged to avoid Crandon South Beach at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne and North Shore Beach at 73rd Street and Collins Avenue.
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The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County has been conducting marine beach water quality monitoring at 16 sites, including the beach sites at these locations weekly since August 2002, through the Florida Healthy Beaches Program.