Maryland beaches rated healthy 99% of time

Posted at 6:32 AM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 06:32:52-04

A new report card from the Department of Environment says Maryland beaches are healthy. 

The report shows beaches open for swimming in our state had no health-based advisories 99% of the time. The department credits reducing water pollution and visitors who help keep the beaches clean for the good report. 

This is the fifth year in a row that Maryland exceeded 98%.