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Wait Until April for Lawn Fertilizer

Many of us want an attractive lawn this season and recent warm weather encourages us to act now. Be cautious not to act too quickly with your fertilizer application. Despite warmer temperatures, it is still the recommendation to wait until April for applying nitrogen fertilizer. UF studies show that nitrogen applied before April 15 easily …

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Water Quality Update – September 23, 2016

Health Advisories – 0 FDEP only sampled one location this week – Bayou Texar – Enterococcus value was 18 colonies / 100ml of sample 9should not be over 104 colonies) Fish Kills – 0 FWC dis not report any fish kills for the Pensacola Bay area for the month of September Red Tide Karenia brevis …

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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 …

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Water Quality Update – Aug 26, 2016

FDEP Only sampled at one location this week – Bayou Texar – but all looks good there.  – Salinity is lower than normal ( 6.5 ppt) but bacteria levels and dissolved oxygen are fine. ECHD sampled for bacteria at three locations – Texar, Sanders Beach, and Big Lagoon State Park – all good. Red tide was …

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What Cause the Toxic Algal Bloom in South Florida and Could It Happen Here?

Most of us have heard about the toxic algal blooms plaguing south Florida waters. If not, check out http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/05/.  This bloom has caused several major fish kills, bad odors, and has kept tourist away from the area.  What happen? Could it happen in the panhandle?   First we have to understand what happened there. The …

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Restoring Healthy Estuaries – Update

Restoring our estuary to a more healthy state is of interest to many in our community.  The Sea Grant Program in Escambia County is trying to provide both education and training to help local citizens better understand what problems we have, solutions that may help mitigate them, and train citizens to assist in monitoring our …

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Health Advisory Issued for Bayou Chico and Fish Kill in Yellow River – water quality update April 29, 2016

We have an advisory and a fish kill this week… read more   RED TIDE The red tide persist off the coast of SW Florida though no fish kills were reported this week. There were background concentrations of Karenia brevis detected off of Okaloosa County.   FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties 19 …

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Water Quality Update – April 22, 2016

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection only sampled Bayou Texar this week. The Escambia County Health Department only sampled Bayou’s Texar and at Sander’s Beach at the mouth of Bayou Chico – these data all look fine.   RED TIDE Red tide continues in Pinellas and Manatee counties – Pinellas has reported fish kills and …

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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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