The Hawai‘i State Department of Health has canceled the notification for Hilo Bay (Canoe Beach), Hawai‘i. Water sample retesting results show that enterococci levels no longer exceed the threshold level.
The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) is retesting Hilo Bay (Canoe Beach), Hawai‘i. Levels of 178 per 100 mL were detected during routine beach monitoring. DOH is uncertain about the representativeness of the first sample.
This beach has historically met the acceptable beach threshold level, and there is no known source of fecal contamination. Therefore, DOH has collected another sample and is retesting the site. DOH will update the notification based on the results of this retesting.