Swimming advisory lifted in Oak Island

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A precautionary swimming advisory has been lifted in Oak Island July 17.

The advisory was lifted because floodwaters have rescinded, and pumping has ceased.

The precautionary advisory was posted July 16 at the oceanfront area near Crowell Street in Oak Island. At the time, floodwaters were being pumped from flooded streets onto the beach to ensure roads were accessible for emergency vehicles. Floodwaters contain pollutants such as waste from wildlife and pets, oil and gasoline from parking lots and waste from septic systems or sewers.

The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program samples 213 sites in coastal waters of the state, most of them on a weekly basis from April through October.

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