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Water quality swimming alerts lifted

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State recreational water quality officials announced Friday that water quality swimming alerts that were issued Thursday for two sound-sites in Brunswick County have been lifted. State recreational water quality officials announced Friday that water quality swimming alerts that were issued Thursday for two sound-sites in Brunswick County have been lifted.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – State recreational water quality officials announced Friday that water quality swimming alerts that were issued Thursday for two sound-sites in Brunswick County have been lifted.

The sites affected had included Dutchman Creek Park on Fish Factory Road on the mainland side of Oak Island and the Cape Fear River at the beach area adjacent to the Southport Municipal Pier, according to a spokesperson for the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.

Thursday, water quality tests had showed that there was too much bacteria in that area. However, sampling Friday showed that the bacteria levels at the sites have now dropped below the state and Environmental Protection Agency's standards.

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