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North Shore Park water quality advisory lifted

By Staff | Sep 9, 2016

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has removed its advisory about high bacteria levels at North Shore Park. Tests completed Friday for Enterococcus bacteria in water samples taken Sept. 8 showed safe levels for swimming and wading.

North Shore Park, at 13001 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers is at the foot of the US 41 bridge and 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.

Elevated levels of Enterococcus bacteria have been associated with an increased risk of swimming-associated gastroenteritis illness (diarrhea and abdominal pain).