UPDATED: Swimming Advisory LIFTED for Rehoboth Avenue

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UPDATED – FRIDAY – DNREC officials have lifted the advisory for Rehoboth Avenue.  There are currently no advisories at any beach areas in Delaware.

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Lifeguards kept swimmers out of the water in the vicinity of Rehoboth Avenue this afternoon after the state issued a swimming advisory.

Image courtesy WGMD/Alan Henney

DNREC released the below statement around 2 p.m. on Thursday and attached the above sign to the Rehoboth Avenue lifeguard stand:

Currently there is a swimming advisory at Rehoboth Beach-Rehoboth Ave due to an elevated indicator bacteria sample. The elevated level is likely due to wildlife sources since there has been no significant rainfall since the previous sample was collected on 8/21/2017. A resample has been collected and the advisory will be lifted as soon as indicator bacteria levels are below the recreational water standard. For more information go to http://apps.dnrec.state.de.us/RecWater/