Water Quality

Water Quality Update – April 15, 2016

These samples were collected on Tuesday before the rain began – so all looks well… but you might be cautious around the bayous – we have had 3 straight days of rain since. Only 4 stations were sampled this week.   RED TIDE Red tide continues in Pinellas and Manatee counties – Pinellas has reported …

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Health Advisory Issued for Bayou Texar

The heavy rain this week decreased salinities across the bay area but increased the bacteria count for Bayou Texar.  Enterococcus bacteria counts should not be above 104 colonies / 100ml of sample and BT measured 106 colonies this week. No red tide reported in the panhandle this week.  Background levels were detected in SW Florida. …

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Health Advisory Issued Again for Bayou Texar

WATER QUALITY UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 19, 2016 RED TIDE – not detected locally, low levels detected in Southwest Florida and the Florida Keys FISH KILLS – only report was a dead redfish on Feb 1 – cause was parasites HEALTH ADVISORIES – Bayou Texar reported 132 colonies/100ml of sample – the max allowed  = 104 …

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Health Advisory Issued Again for Bayou Texar

With the rains came low salinities and yet another health advisory for Bayou Texar. We have no sample data for Bayou’s Chico and Grande. Perdido Bay is fine.   RED TIDE The red tide still persist along the southwest coast of Florida but the panhandle is fine.   FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa …

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Water Quality All is Good This Week!

No WQ issues to speak of this week – water temperatures warming.   RED TIDE Still persists in SW FL with fish kills and irritating eyes – but all clear in panhandle.   FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties We had 1 fish kill logged for February so far – a single dead …

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Fertilizer Workshop – Turf Care

If you have ever been confused about soil tests and how to fertilizer turf, plan to attend the Fertilizer Workshop on March 4, 9:00 a.m. – Noon.  The program will help you understand your soil test report, which fertilizer to choose for your lawn, and how to apply it so it does not negatively impact …

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YET ANOTHER HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED FOR BAYOU TEXAR

The Enterococcus bacteria count for Texar this week is 160 colonies / 100ml – another health advisory has been issued. Upper Perdido Bay is more freshwater and would use the fecal coliform values. For FC the number of colonies / 100ml should not be over 800… the count was 718 colonies this week. All other …

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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 …

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HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED FOR BAYOU TEXAR

Welcome back to 2016 and the Water Quality Update. This year we will be expanding to include data from the Escambia Marine Science Educators (ESME) and from the Florida Microplastics Awareness Program. Later this month we will submit an article explaining the FMAP program. Also this year we will be working on centralizing data collected …

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When Will the Red Tide End?

This is a question I have been asked several times in the last week. As most of you know the red tide that has been occurring off the panhandle the last few months is still around. Dead fish were reported on Pensacola Beach again the weekend of Dec 12-13 and a few people said they …

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