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Water Quality Update – Sep 9, 2016

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection only sampled Bayou Texar this week… all looks fine.

The Enterococcus bacteria levels (which should not be above 104 colonies / 100ml of sample) was reported at 4 colonies.

The Escambia County Health Department sampled both Bayou Texar and Sanders Beach and both were reported as “Good”.

There are no fish kills in the Escambia County area to report

Red tide levels have been reported in background concentrations from SW Florida – the panhandle is fine.

Natural shoreline well buffered by emergent grasses.  Note submerged grass beds visible in the shallow foreground.  This is a healthy functioning ecosystem.

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