Elevated bacteria levels detected.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control-issued swimming advisory at Rehoboth Beach has been lifted.

Based on recent water samples, the indicator bacteria levels for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue are well below the recreational water limit.For more information go to http://apps.dnrec.state.de.us/RecWater/.

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has issued a swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach, at Rehoboth Avenue, due to an elevated indicator bacteria sample. The advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 24 to 3 p.m. on Friday, August 25. 

According to DNREC, because there has been no significant rainfall since the last sample was taken, on August 21, the elevated enterococci level is likely due to wildlife sources.

A resample has been collected and the advisory will be lifted as soon as indicator bacteria levels are below the recreational water standard.

For more information go to http://apps.dnrec.state.de.us/RecWater/.