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Public health officials in Pasco County have lifted a water quality advisory they had issued for the beach at Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park, in Hudson, following the latest round of testing.

HUDSON — The water quality advisory for the beach at Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park, which was announced by the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County on June 26, has been lifted.

In a news release issued July 2, the health department said the latest round of marine water sample testing at the beach, conducted July 1, showed the level of intestinal bacteria there had returned to an acceptable level.

In addition, the health department has lifted the water quality advisory it had issued for Moon Lake. Testing conducted on samples from the freshwater lake on June 24 showed acceptable bacterial levels, the health department said.

A Window on Pasco item in July 3 print editions of the Suncoast News, reports the water quality advisory issued for the beach at Strickland Park but not its subsequent lifting. The newspaper went to press before the July 2 news release announcing the lifting of the water quality advisory for the beach.

In a June 26 news release announcing the issuance of the Strickland Park beach advisory, the health department said the next water quality testing on samples taken there were expected to be conducted July 8.