Water Quality Advisory – Herring Point Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park


A water quality advisory has been issued for Herring Point Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park after bacterial results were above the recreational water quality standard. These bacteria most likely originate from wildlife sources and increased rainfall, waves or wildlife feeding near the surf (shorebirds, marine mammals or other warm blooded animals) can result in…

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Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany Issued Simultaneous Rec Water Advisories


Last week, Rehoboth received its first recreational/swimming advisory of the summer. Today, DNREC issued simultaneous recreational water advisories for Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. The advisories warned swimmers to “use caution and/or avoid prolonged periods in the water” because of “bacterial results which were above the recreational water quality standard.” The samples were…

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UPDATED: DNREC CANCELS Water Quality Advisory in Rehoboth Beach


UPDATED – 3pm – 7/29/22 – Rehoboth Beach officials say that a DNREC water advisory for swimmers in Rehoboth Beach between Baltimore Avenue to Stockley Street has been terminated. A follow up test has been conducted and no elevated levels of bacteria found. ================================================================ Elevated levels of bacteria found in a water sample have led…

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UPDATED: DNREC Water Quality Advisories LIFTED for Broadkill & Slaughter Beach and Lewes Beach North & South


UPDATED – Wed 4:45PM – DNREC has lifted the water/swimming advisories for Broadkill and Slaughter Beaches and Lewes Beach North and South. All Sussex County areas are currently safe for swimming. ================================================ DNREC has issued Water Quality Advisories for Broadkill and Slaughter Beach and Lewes Beach North and South starting at 2pm Tuesday through 3pm…

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