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Water advisory lifted at North Fort Myers beach

Posted at 2:08 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 14:08:01-04

NORTH 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 today for Enterococcus bacteria in water samples taken March 31, 2016 showed safe levels for swimming and wading.

North Shore Park, located in North Fort Myers at the foot of the US 41 Bridge, is 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.