Harrison Street Beach

Hollywood, Florida

Hollywood has designated "Fun Zones" for certain activities such as beach games (e.g. frisbee), cycling, surfing, fishing and rollerblading, so make sure you are in the designated area before partaking. In a report issued by the National Resources Defense Counsel in June 2011, Harrison Street beach was unfortunately one of the most polluted beaches in Broward County due to sewage overflow, polluted water runoff and animal waste. In August 2010, Harrison Beach also tested for dangerously high bacteria levels in the water. It has been speculated that run-off from heavy rains may be a factor.

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Hollywood ha designado "Zonas de diversión" para ciertas actividades como juegos de playa (por ejemplo, frisbee), ciclismo, surf, pesca y patinaje, así que asegúrate de estar en el área designada antes de participar. En un informe emitido por el Consejo de Defensa de los Recursos Nacionales en junio de 2011, la playa de Harrison Street fue, desafortunadamente, una de las playas más contaminadas en el condado de Broward debido al desbordamiento de aguas residuales, la escorrentía de agua contaminada y los desechos animales. En agosto de 2010, Harrison Beach también verificó niveles peligrosamente altos de bacterias en el agua. Se ha especulado que la escorrentía de las fuertes lluvias puede ser un factor.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on November 25th, 2019. Miami Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
22°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Harrison Street Beach is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Miami Waterkeeper maintains Swim Guide beach sites for Broward County, using Florida Department of Health's (DOH) enterococcus testing data. Miami Waterkeeper will also mark beaches red if information comes from other sources indicating that the water is unsafe, for example if the County or a municipality closes a beach because of a local sewage leak.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Broward County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Monitoring results are collected bi-weekly on Tuesdays and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on the following Monday. Samples are collected year round, however the peak season is from March to November. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday.

The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:
Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good or Moderate standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 70 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.

Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.

A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Harrison Street Beach

Hollywood, Florida

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on November 25th, 2019. Miami Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
22°C
Mostly clear

Hollywood has designated "Fun Zones" for certain activities such as beach games (e.g. frisbee), cycling, surfing, fishing and rollerblading, so make sure you are in the designated area before partaking. In a report issued by the National Resources Defense Counsel in June 2011, Harrison Street beach was unfortunately one of the most polluted beaches in Broward County due to sewage overflow, polluted water runoff and animal waste. In August 2010, Harrison Beach also tested for dangerously high bacteria levels in the water. It has been speculated that run-off from heavy rains may be a factor.

*********************************************************

Hollywood ha designado "Zonas de diversión" para ciertas actividades como juegos de playa (por ejemplo, frisbee), ciclismo, surf, pesca y patinaje, así que asegúrate de estar en el área designada antes de participar. En un informe emitido por el Consejo de Defensa de los Recursos Nacionales en junio de 2011, la playa de Harrison Street fue, desafortunadamente, una de las playas más contaminadas en el condado de Broward debido al desbordamiento de aguas residuales, la escorrentía de agua contaminada y los desechos animales. En agosto de 2010, Harrison Beach también verificó niveles peligrosamente altos de bacterias en el agua. Se ha especulado que la escorrentía de las fuertes lluvias puede ser un factor.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Harrison Street Beach is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Miami Waterkeeper maintains Swim Guide beach sites for Broward County, using Florida Department of Health's (DOH) enterococcus testing data. Miami Waterkeeper will also mark beaches red if information comes from other sources indicating that the water is unsafe, for example if the County or a municipality closes a beach because of a local sewage leak.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Broward County beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Monitoring results are collected bi-weekly on Tuesdays and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on the following Monday. Samples are collected year round, however the peak season is from March to November. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday.

The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:
Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good or Moderate standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 70 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.

Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.

A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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