Water tests show St. Lucie River improving for now

With close to a billion gallons of fresh water pouring into the St. Lucie River every day this summer, the salt water estuary got sick and became coated with a toxic green algae, turning the water a dark brown muddy foam color.  (Source: WPEC)

Following a series of samples in the acceptable range for enteric bacteria, the health advisory to avoid contact with the waters near Leighton Park in Palm City and the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart is over, according to WPEC.

Enteric bacteria is a sign of fecal contamination. The bacteria was found in large amounts in the regions for the past 14 months.

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