UPDATE: Swimming, wading advisory lifted for bay-front First Landing State Park, nearby area

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Update: The swimming advisory has been lifted by the Virginia Beach Department of Health. Lab results showed that bacteria levels in the water now meet the State Water Quality Standards. 


A swimming and wading advisory has been issued for the Chesapeake Bay between Wake Forest Street and Kendall Street in Virginia Beach and the First Landing State Park coastline along the bay.

Recent testing by the Health Department shows bacteria levels in the water exceed State Water Quality Standards.

This advisory does not affect the Virginia Beach Oceanfront or the resort area.

Signs will be posted on the beach between Wake Forest Street and Kendall Street, and also along the First Landing State Park coastline along the bay, to alert the public of the swimming and wading advisory.

Health officials will continue testing the site until the water quality meets the state water quality standards.  When the sampling test results meet the standards, the signs will be removed.

1 Comment

  • karen blanchard

    It seems absurd that they can narrow the problem in the bay down to just a few streets. Have they tested the water at Chix’s Beach? It is extremely dirty and appears that a ship has dumped waste into the water again. I thought it was illegal but from what I saw yesterday, it is happening right now.

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