Weekend Looks Good!: Beach and Water Quality Update for October 26, 2018

Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 4:15 pm


All signs point to a great beach weekend in the Village! The seaweed invasion is gone and beach water quality is good.


Your new 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 October 26 and shows the beach after seaweed burial near the mean high tide line and grading of the sand.


VKB Beach View October 26, 2018



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 October 22, 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) rand 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 October 23 and test results posted on October 26 showed red tide was not present or at background levels (0-1,000 Karenia brevis cells per liter of seawater) at two locations. This week's sampling was conducted in Crandon Park at the swim buoy near the beach and off the southern tip of Key Biscayne in the Safety Valve off of the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park seawall.



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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