July 25, 2018
North Carolina Division of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) officials advise the public to avoid swimming in coastal waters in and around Dare and Currituck counties due to high rainfall and flooding from recent storms that may lead to excessive bacteria in the water.
According to the release, the public should avoid swimming in coastal waters in and around Dare and Currituck counties until bacteriological testing indicates bacteria levels fall within the state’s and the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards.
State officials will begin resampling these locations when roads are passable and 24 hours after stormwater pumping has ceased.
For more information, view the press release here.