North Shore Park bacteria returns to safe levels

Posted at 5:45 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 07:10:23-05
FORT MYERS, Fla. -  The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is removing its advisory about high bacteria levels at North Shore Park. 
Tests completed Tuesday for Enterococcus bacteria in water samples taken Monday, February 1, 2016 showed safe levels for wading. 
Signs had been posted on January 14th warning visitors to stay out of the water.  This park is posted year-round as a non-swimming beach.
North Shore Park is located at the foot of the US 41 bridge and used primarily by boaters and anglers.
Enterococcus bacteria normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals. The presence of an elevated concentration of these bacteria is an indicator of pollution, which may come from storm water runoff, pets, wildlife or sewage.