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Another Advisory Issued for Bayou Texar

Not all stations reported this week – but that is to be expected this time of year. That said there is a health advisory issued for Bayou Texar this week.

 

The 2015 Water Quality Update Report is ready! I will post a short version on our website next week but you can request a copy by emailing me at roc1@ufl.edu

 

RED TIDE

Background levels of Karenia brevis did show up in a couple of samples Bay and Gulf counties in the panhandle – but they are low background levels. Nothing from Escambia and Santa Rosa. It still persist in SW Florida.

 

FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties

There are no reports of fish kills this month.

 

HEALTH ADVISORIES

There was a health advisory issued for Bayou Texar – ENT = 72

Samples were not collected in Bayou’s Chico and Grande

Perdido Bay is fine

 

WATER TEMPERATURES

All waters are running between 50-59°F except lower Perdido who reported 49°F

 

SALINITY

Salinities continue to run low for most water bodies but there has been a slight increase. Moving towards normal again.

 

DISSOLVED OXYGEN

All good. Numbers coming in between 9.0 – 10.0 mg/L

 

NUTRIENTS

No updates on nutrients this week. You can read about nutrients from 2015 from local waters in the 2015 Water Quality Report. Again, just let me know if you would like a copy. Roc1@ufl.edu

 

UWF INSHORE LIONFISH SURVEY:

UWF has not begun their lionfish surveys yet

 

Here are the numbers…

 

FDEP

Water Body    Temp (F)   Salinity (ppt)   DO(mg/L)   ENT bacteria count (colonies/100ml)

 

Texar               53                    4.1                   9.2                   72        HEALTH ADVISORY

Chico               –

Grande            –

Low Perdido   49                    10.6                 10.5                 4

Up Perdido     58                    8.4                   9.6                   114      (fecal coliform/freshwater)

Gulf Breeze     54                    11.4                 10.6                 8

 

ECHD

Bayou Texar – POOR

Sanders Beach / Bayou Chico – good

 

EMSE – MARINE SCIENCE ACADEMY – TEXAR (Jan 15, 2016)

Station                         Total Nitrogen            Total Phosphate          Chlorophyll     Turbidity (FIU

12th Ave                      –                                   1600                            0.2                               5

Hyde Park                   –                                   2600                            4.2                               0

Boat Ramp East          –                                   1900                            3.9                               11

Dog Beach                  –                                   3000                            7.1                               17

 

 

FLORIDA MICROPLASTICS AWARENESS PROGRAM

Station                         Number of pieces of microplastic recorded                           Total   

Chimney Park             (14), (7)                                                                                   21

Wayside Park @

Bayou Texar                (17), (10)                                                                                 27

Navy Point                  (20), (3), (5)                                                                            28

Mouth of Escambia

River                           (6)                                                                                            6

Bay Fishing Bridge     (3)                                                                                            3

 

 

For more information on local water visit:

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

 

http://whs-ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1395816840292&group_id=1395814370227&no_controls=t

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