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Arundel beaches reopened

Anne Arundel County health officials have removed the no-swimming advisories they put in place at three swimming beaches earlier this week.

The advisories are no longer in place for Beverly Beach near Mayo on the Chesapeake Bay, Londontown's Arundel Road Beach on the South River and Upper Magothy Beach in Severna Park on the Magothy River.

Water samples taken at the beaches on June 6 and June 13 showed high levels of the bacteria enterococci, which indicates the presence of waste from warm-blooded animals in the water. The advisories were issued on Monday based on those test results.

Samples collected on Monday showed lower bacteria levels, health officials said.

There was a significant rainfall in most of Anne Arundel County on Tuesday. Health officials advise people not to swim within 48 hours of a rainstorm.

Bacteria readings from the county's sampling program are posted online at www.aahealth.org/beach.

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