The swim advisories issued for the water at Constance, Little Florida, Martin, and three sections of Holly Beach in Cameron Parish: and one section of Fourchon Beach in Lafourche Parish; and one section of Grand Isle State Park beach in Jefferson Parish have been lifted. Swim advisories that remained in effect are for two sections of Holly Beach in Cameron Parish.
The advisories were issued because high levels of potentially unsafe bacteria were found in the water. However, water samples tested during the past seven days show the water is now acceptable for swimming at all locations but the two sections of Holly Beach still under advisory.
None of the parks or beach locations were ever closed as a result of these advisories because conditions were acceptable for land-based or boating and fishing activities.
The Louisiana BEACH Monitoring Program is a partnership between the Department of Health and Hospitals, the Department of Environmental Quality and the Louisiana Office of State Parks. The program monitors bacteria levels of water at 13 locations throughout the state from April through October. For more information on the program or to check the status of monitoring at the different locations, please visit www.ophbeachmonitoring.com.