"No Swim" Advisory Lifted for Longboat Key Beach

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SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY AUG 31, 2018

The "No Swim" advisory issued Thursday, August 23, for Longboat Key Beach has been lifted. Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County officials received testing results yesterday that were at a satisfactory level, meeting both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state recreational water standards. Residents and visitors may return to swimming and other water sports at this beach site. The "No Swim" advisory signage will be removed; however, Red Tide advisory signage for the Karenia brevis algae bloom currently off the coastline will remain in place until conditions improve. The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County monitors water quality weekly at 16 sites along Sarasota's 34 miles of beaches. The intent of this program is to provide county residents and visitors with accurate, up-to-date information on the water quality at our beaches. The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County expects to have the next round of test results available on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Check the latest beach conditions at the website below.

Florida Healthy Beaches Program

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