Southern Shores Gains Its Pristine Waters Back as Swimming Advisory is Lifted | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

A swimming advisory at a sound-side site in Dare County was lifted Saturday by the state Division of Environmental Health. The advisory was lifted because water testing shows that bacteria levels have dropped below the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play, a news release from the state division said.

The Outer Banks is known for its great beaches and its pristine ecosystems. Its beaches and wetlands have consistently ranked among some of the most beautiful places in the United States. 

It really was no surprise that the swimming advisory was lifted so quickly. Local sources say what caused this advisory in the first place was due to a combination of frequent dog visits and an unusually low water level.

As an injury law firm we like to keep our readers apprised of any potential health issues or advisories that may wreak havoc on your personal safety or well-being. We feel it’s imperative to stay informed and aware of any changing conditions in the environment and to pay attention to unusual events such as this latest swimming advisory. According to environmental health officials this was part of a routine sampling of over 240 sites throughout the coastal region.

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