Hanauma Bay reopens after tests show lower bacteria levels

Hanauma Bay reopens after tests show lower bacteria levels
GF Default - Despite its reputation, Hanauma Bay waters can prove dangerous

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After closing due to high bacteria levels Friday, Hanauma Bay reopened Saturday.

Tests at the popular snorkeling destination on Thursday detected levels of enterococci in the water at 137 enterococci per 100 milliliters. The threshold for safety is set at 130. That forced the closure on Friday.

By Saturday morning, levels had returned to normal and the area was open to the public.

This story will be updated.

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