Veterans Day Weekend: Beach and Water Quality Update for November 9, 2018

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 2:30 pm


All signs point to a great beach weekend in the Village!


Your Friday beach and water quality report is below.


Beach Maintenance and Condition
Crews from the Village's beach cleaning contractor, Beachraker, are on the Village beach from approximately 6:00 a.m. to noon for seaweed control and sand raking.


The photo below was taken on November 8 and shows divers from Smart Science who are surveying and mapping seagrass beds off the Village beach. The mapping is part of the preparation work for a future beach restoration project.


Seagrass Survey Divers at VKB Beach 11-8-18



Bacterial Monitoring

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Miami-Dade Office's most recent weekly sample collection for bacterial monitoring (Enterococus) in Key Biscayne took place on November 5, 2018.


Results, available here, showed that all four sampling locations on the Key received at status of GOOD: Crandon Park North, Crandon Park South, Key Biscayne Beach (Beach Club) and Cape Florida Park. This result means that 0-35.4 Enteroccus sp were counted per 100 ml of marine water.


Red Tide Monitoring

The latest red tide results are available at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website's interactive daily sample map. This map is updated daily at 5:00 p.m. and sample location results are given by gray dots.


Local sampling on November 6 and test results posted on November 9 showed red tide algae was not present or at background levels (0-1,000 Karenia brevis cells per liter of seawater). The sample was collected in Crandon Park at the swim buoy near the beach. 



Visit our Beach and Water Quality Overview web page for more information on beach maintenance and water quality sampling and testing.






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