Swim advisory lifted for Yorktown Beach

YORKTOWN - The Peninsula Health District has lifted the swimming advisory issued Aug. 12 for Yorktown Beach.

Results of new samples collected Wednesday indicate that bacteria levels in the water now meet the state water quality standards for recreational waters.  The swimming advisory is no longer in effect at this location. 

Yorktown is among five public beaches on the Peninsula where environmental health officials sample on a weekly basis May to September.

Before swimming, keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Do not swim in water that looks stagnant, muddy, or smells unpleasant.
  • Avoid swallowing river, stream, lake or other recreational water.
  • Prevent direct contact between broken skin and recreational water.
  • Avoid swimming in natural water bodies (rivers, streams, lakes, etc.) for several days after a heavy rainfall.