The state swimming advisory warning people to stay out of the Atlantic Ocean near Rehoboth Avenue was lifted Friday.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control had told people Wednesday that bacteria levels had risen in a recent test. The state said it was most likely the result of rainfall Tuesday night that had washed bacteria into the water.
On Friday, it said it was safe to go back into the water.
Increased rainfall, wave or wildlife feeding near the surf including shorebirds, marine mammals, or other warm-blooded animals, can result in these indicator bacteria washing into near-shore waters.
The state’s Recreational Water Program staff routinely collects water samples.
The current advisory status for DNREC-monitored beaches and water bodies is at https://recwaters.dnrec.delaware.gov/.