Beach, Fl-From the city of Deerfield Beach-

Precautionary Beach Advisory

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County conducts weekly water sampling along Broward’s coastline to test ocean water quality. The sample taken in Deerfield Beach just south of the International Fishing Pier on December 26, 2019 did not meet state requirements. The sample found 130 CFU/100 mL of Enterococci which is at the threshold of being categorized as a “poor” sample result. Enterococci is a bacteria that lives in hot, salty, or acidic environments.  It can also aggravate the GI tract. Therefore, in an abundance of caution the Florida Department of Health is recommending that beach patrons do not swim in this location until further notice. A second test will be conducted and results will be available on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

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