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Beach Advisories Lifted on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island – Sept. 24, 2020

Beach Advisories Lifted on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island

The Glynn County Health Department has lifted the bacteria-related beach water advisories on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island.

Advisories have been lifted for:

  • Massengale Park Beach (Driftwood Drive to Cedar Street) on St. Simons Island,
  • Fifth Street Crossover Beach (Cedar Street to 9th Street) on St. Simons Island, and
  • Captain Wylly Road Crossover Beach (Brice Lane to beach pavilion) on Jekyll Island.

The advisories were issued on September 22, 2020 after routine water quality tests showed a high level of enterococci bacteria which increase the risk of gastrointestinal illness in swimmers.

Subsequent water samples showed that the bacteria levels had dropped below Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended limits. Therefore, the advisories have been lifted.

 

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