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Red tide update for Volusia County

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Posted On: October 31, 2018

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) confirmed no concentrations of Karenia brevis were detected in any of the three samples taken by Volusia County staff on Oct. 29. 

Upon the request of FWC, staff from Volusia County’s Environmental Management and Beach Safety divisions assisted FWC in collecting water samples Oct. 29 at three sites: Hiles Boulevard and Crawford Road in New Smyrna Beach and Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach. These samples were shipped to FWC for testing. 

The county will continue to collect samples weekly for testing by FWC.

The FWC’s statewide red tide map is being updated daily at www.myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide. To report a fish kill, call 800-636-0511.