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May 26 – 2017 Water Quality Data – Pensacola Bay System

2017

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Data

 

Date Water body Water Temp (°F) Water salinity (‰) Dissolved Oxygen (mg/l) ENT (colonies/100ml)
Jan 3 Texar 68 1.7 ND 6131
Jan 16 Texar 68 3.1 ND 10
Feb 3 Texar 57 6.9 7.8 8
Feb 6 Texar 63 4.2 7.8 10
Feb 13 Texar 69 5.7 6.9 0
Feb 27 Texar 68 6.4 7.7 0
Mar 3 Texar 68 9.5 8.1 0
  Big Lagoon 69 22.8 8.0 0
  Grande 69 13.8 7.7 10
  Quietwater Sound 67 24.0 7.5 0
  Casino Beach 68 32.4 7.5 0
  Chico 68 13.0 7.8 10
Mar 13 Texar 63 8.6 7.5 10
Mar 20 Big Lagoon 68 19.4 7.8 10
  Grande 70 13.8 7.7 0
  Texar 70 11.0 7.3 0
  Chico 71 15.3 7.2 0
Mar 21 Ft. Pickens 68 18.7 8.8 0
  Quietwater Sound 68 22.9 8.1 0
  Casino Beach 71 34.5 7.4 0
  Navarre Sound 69 17.5 8.7 0
  Oriole Beach 71 21.2 8.2 10
  East Bay 70 16.2 8.0 0
Mar 22 Gulf Breeze Wayside Park 68 19.4 8.5 0
  Blackwater Riverwalk 72 0.6 20 (E. coli)
  Pond Creek 69 0.0 120 (E. coli)
  Coldwater Creek 69 0.0 31 (E. coli)
  Floridatown 74 10.7 10
  Upper Perdido Bay 77 6.8 9.5 10
  Lower Perdido Bay 73 16.0 7.8 0
  Innerarity Point 70 20.3 8.4 20
  Escambia River 67 1.7 41 (E. coli)
Mar 27 Texar 73 9.3 7.3 30

 

Apr 3 Big Lagoon 74 26.4 6.0 0
  Bayou Grande 74 18.1 6.3 20
  Bayou Chico 73 13.8 6.5 402
Apr 4 Quietwater 72 23.7 6.6 20
  Casino Beach 72 32.0 7.0 0
Apr 10 Texar 71 10.2 7.5 10
Apr 17 Big Lagoon 75 22.8 6.3 0
  Bayou Grande 77 14.9 6.2 20
  Bayou Chico 78 13.9 6.6 41
Apr 18 Quietwater 74 23.3 6.7 0
  Casino Beach 74 33.1 6.7 0
Apr 24 Bayou Texar 75 9.5 6.3 0
May 1 Big Lagoon 76 28.8 6.3 10
Heavy rain Bayou Grande 75 2.0 5.8 73
  Bayou Texar 76 1.3 6.7 432
  Bayou Chico 76 1.7 6.1 211
May 2 Quietwater 75 27.0 7.0 0
  Casino Beach 76 1.7 6.1 211
May 8 Bayou Texar 74 13.1 6.4 0
May 15 Big Lagoon 78 20.2 6.1 10
  Bayou Grande 80 20.5 5.6 20
  Bayou Texar 81 13.6 6.2 0
  Bayou Chico 82 17.8 6.3 52
May 16 Quietwater 78 23.3 6.7 0
  Casino Beach 77 34.5 6.2 0
May 22 Bayou Texar 79 6.6 6.6 107

 

Florida Department of Health

 

Date Water body Good

(0-35 colonies)

Moderate

(36-70 col)

Poor

(71 – > col)

Advisory Issued
Jan 6 Texar     Poor Yes
  Sanders Beach     Poor  
  Sanders Beach

Re-tested

  Moderate    
Jan 9 Texar Good      
  Sanders Beach     Poor  
Jan 10 Sanders Beach

 

Good   Re-test No
Jan 17 Texar Good      
  Sanders Beach Good      
Jan 23 Texar     Poor Yes
  Sanders Beach     Poor  
Jan Sanders Beach Restested Good   Re-test No
Jan 30 Texar Good      
Feb 6 Texar Good      
  Sanders Beach Good      
Feb 13 Texar Good      
  Sanders Beach   Moderate    
Feb 27 Texar Good      
  Sanders Beach   Moderate    
Mar 6 Chico Good      
  Grande Good      
  Texar Good      
  Big Lagoon Good      
  Perdido Key State Park Good      
  Sanders Beach Good      
Mar 7 Quietwater Good      
  Park West Good      
  Park East Good      
  Casino Beach Good      
Mar 13 Texar Good      
  Sanders Beach     Poor  
Mar 15 Sanders (re-test) Good   Re-test No
Mar 20 Chico Good      
  Grande Good      
  Texar Good      
  Big Lagoon State Park Good      
  Perdido Key State Park Good      
  Sanders Beach     Poor No
  Pensacola Bay Good      
  Park West Good      
  Park East Good      
  Quietwater Good      
Mar 27 Texar Good      
  Sanders Beach Good      
Apr 3 Grande Good      
Heavy rain Texar     Poor Yes
  Big Lagoon State Park Good      
  Perdido Key State Park Good      
  Sanders Beach   Moderate    
  Chico     Poor Yes
Apr 4 Casino Beach Good      
  Park East Good      
  Park West Good      
  Quietwater Good      
Apr 10 Texar Good      
  Sanders Beach     Poor  
Apr 12 Sanders Beach (retest) Good      
Apr 17 Big Lagoon Good      
  Grande Good      
  Chico   Moderate    
  Perdido Key SP Good      
  Sanders Beach   Moderate    
Apr 18 Quietwater Good      
  Casino Beach Good      
  Park East Good      
  Park West Good      
Apr 24 Texar Good      
  Sanders Beach Good      
May 1 Bayou Chico     Poor Yes
Heavy rain Bayou Grande     Poor Yes
  Bayou Texar     Poor Yes
  Big Lagoon State Park Good      
  Perdido Key State Park Good      
May 2 Casino Beach Good      
  Park East Good      
  Park West Good      
  Quietwater Beach Good      
May 8 Sanders Beach Good      
  Bayou Texar Good      
May 15 Bayou Grande Good      
  Bayou Texar Good      
  Bayou Chico   Moderate    
  Big Lagoon State Park Good      
  Perdido Key State Park Good      
  Sanders Beach Good      
May 16 Quietwater Good      
  Casino Beach Good      
  Park West Good      
  Park East Good      
May 22 Bayou Texar     Poor Yes
  Sanders Beach   Moderate    

 

Enterococcus bacteria are found in the intestines of warm blooded animals and are the accepted proxy for water quality monitoring in marine systems. A 100ml of sample is collected, placed in nutrient petri dish, incubated, and the number of bacteria colonies counted.

Enterococcus – (marine )amount/100ml should not exceed monthly geometric mean of 35 colonies.

  1. coli – (fresh) amount/100ml should not exceed monthly geometric mean of 126 colonies.

 

0-35 colonies / 100ml = “GOOD”

36-70 colonies / 100ml = “MODERATE”

71 > colonies / 100ml = “POOR” – poor samples are re-sampled – if second reading is also poor a health advisory is issued.

 

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