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Red Tide Continues… Water Quality Update – Nov 13, 2015

FDEP did not post any data this week and ECHD only posted Bayou Texar, of the three bayous we are monitoring. ECHD did rate Bayou Texar as POOR indicating that the bacteria levels are at least 104 colonies/ml of water. A Health Advisory has been issued.

 

FWC continues to monitor for red tide and yep… it’s still here; though in low concentrations. Only one sample was taken in Escambia County a low concentrations where measured; they did not sample in Santa Rosa this week.

 

HEALTH ADVISORY for the Pensacola Bay area:

Bayou Texar

 

FWC’s RED TIDE report for this week.

Panhandle: Escambia, Okaloosa, and Bay – varied from low to high concentrations

Big Bend: no red tide reported

SW FL: Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier

Red tide was detected in one sample in Miami-Dade.

 

IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH RED TIDE AND WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE WE HAVE POSTED A SHORT ARTICLE ON OUR WEBSITE

http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/10/31/its-happening-red-tide/

FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties

100 dead Banjo fish were logged for Escambia County on Nov 12. These were believed to be due to the red tide.

 

UWF INSHORE LIONFISH SURVEY:

No report from the UWF team this week

 

There has been concern about cases of Vibrio infection. We have posted an article about this bacteria which you can find at http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/07/10/what-you-need-to-know-about-vibrio-bacteria-in-gulf-waters/

Here are the numbers…

 

Nov 1, 2015

 

FDEP Data

Body of Water                   Temp (F)              Salinity (ppt)      DO (mg/L)           ENT        ECHD

Floridatown                            no data

Blackwater River                    nd

Bayou Texar                            nd                                                                                            POOR

Bayou Chico                           nd

Bayou Grande                        nd

Lower Perdido Bay                 nd

Upper Perdido Bay                 nd

Wayside Gulf Breeze              nd

 

HIGH SCHOOL DATA – FOR OCTOBER                                                                    

Washington High sampled Texar on Oct 14.

 

Station            DO (mg/L)      TN (ppm)       TP (ppm)        Chlorophyll a (ppm)

12th Ave

Bridge             5.9                   600                  90                    1.2

Hyde Park

Road               7.7                   200                  120                  11.4

Oyster Barn

Boat Ramp      8.3                   100                  0                      12.7

Bayview

Park                 8.6                   200                  120                  15.9

 

West Florida sampled Upper Perdido Bay – no report so far this semester

 

Escambia High – no report at this time

 

ENT – Enterococcus bacteria; an individual sample should not be more than 104 colonies / 100ml

Fecal Coliform – an individual sample should not be more than 800 colonies / 100ml of sample

DO  – dissolved oxygen should be 3.0 mg/L or higher

ECHD – Escambia County Health Department  (Enterococcus bacteria)

Good               0 – 35 colonies / 100ml

Moderate        36 – 104 colonies / 100ml

Poor                +104 colonies / 100ml

 

FDEP – Florida Department of Environmental Protection

For more information on local water visit:

http://escambia.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/environmental-health/beaches/index.html

 

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