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Posted on: October 1, 2018

City of Boca Raton Update on Beach Conditions

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October 15 | 9:32AM -

Recent samplings in Boca Raton for Red Tide show improved conditions ranging from "low” to “not present” ranges. We will continue to monitor and update. Check the FWC maps for updates and sample results. http://myfwc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=87162eec3eb846218cec711d16462a72

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October 11 | 11:25AM -

Red Tide sample results posted late yesterday on the FWC Map show 4 test areas from Boca Raton beaches are now in the “very low” and “low” range. We will continue to monitor and share updates. Check the FWC Map for any updates on sample results. http://myfwc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html
Residents and visitors should heed all warnings at City beaches, and those with severe or chronic respiratory conditions should avoid red tide areas.

Notices remain posted at City beaches and our Ocean Rescue teams will continue to fly the red high hazard flag and the purple sea pest flags.

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October 5 | 4:50PM

City beaches will remain open as we monitor changing conditions. Notices are posted at all City beaches regarding the Red Tide. Additional information will be shared as it is received.
Ocean Rescue teams will continue to fly the red high hazard flag and the purple sea pest flags. Residents and visitors should heed all warnings at City beaches, and those with severe or chronic respiratory conditions should avoid red tide areas. City staff will continue to monitor the situation closely and take appropriate actions as warranted. For more information on Red Tide, contact the FWC Hotline 1-866-300-9399 or visit http://myfwc.com/. To report fish kills, call FWC 1-800-636-0511. Beach conditions can be found on the City’s website. www.myboca.us/856/Beach-Conditions
Check the FWC Map for any updates on sample results. http://myfwc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=87162eec3eb846218cec711d16462a72


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October 4 | 8:15PM - Additional FWC results show moderate levels of Red Tide near South Beach and Spanish River Beach. City beaches will remain open as we monitor changing conditions. Additional information will be shared as it is received. http://myfwc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=87162eec3eb846218cec711d16462a72

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October 4 | 4PM - On Tuesday, October 2, the City of Boca Raton sent water samples to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) for testing of Karenia Brevis, the algae associated with Red Tide. The test results received today have confirmed low levels of the Karenia Brevis algae at City locations. Results less than 100,000 organisms/liter are considered to be in the low range.  The counts from Boca Raton’s two samples averaged about 18,000 organisms/liter. The presence of Karenia Brevis can cause possible respiratory irritation and fish kills.
 
City beaches remain open, but Ocean Rescue teams will continue to fly the red high hazard flag and the purple sea pest flags. Residents and visitors should heed all warnings at City beaches, and those with severe or chronic respiratory conditions should avoid red tide areas. City staff will continue to monitor the situation closely and take appropriate actions as warranted.
 
For more information on Red Tide, contact the FWC Hotline 1-866-300-9399 or visit http://myfwc.com/. To report fish kills, call FWC 1-800-636-0511. Beach conditions can be found on the City’s website, https://www.myboca.us/856/Beach-Conditions.

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