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Beach Water Quality Monitoring, Notification, and Research

Beach Water Quality Monitoring, Notification, and Research

The Beach Water Monitoring program is a cooperative effort of the Coastal Resources Division and the Coastal Health District. The water at Georgia's coastal swimming beaches is tested regularly for the presence of potentially harmful bacteria.

This program notifies the public when bacteria levels are elevated. Swimming is not advised when bacteria levels are elevated at a particular beach. Click here to see information about swimming advisories.

Various presentations and research studies have been conducted on beach water quality and can be read by clicking here.