Water Quality

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 …

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2016 Pensacola Bay Area Water Quality Report

The Florida Sea Grant Program in Escambia County provides this service each year. The purpose is to provide the general public with data and information about the state of the water quality in our area.  Historically our bay has suffered much and, in terms of sediments, is considered one of the more polluted bays in …

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Sea Grant Notes – May 26, 2017

WATER QUALITY

 

HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED FOR BAYOU TEXAR

DEP and DOH only sampled Bayou Texar and Sanders Beach this week.

 

Date Location Water Temp (F) Salinity (ppt) Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) Enterococcus levels (colonies/100ml) Bacteria Levels Advisory Issued May 22 Bayou Texar 79 6.6 6.6 107 Poor YES   Sanders Beach     …

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Water Quality Update – August 12, 2016

There has been a lot of rain this week but the state and county agencies who monitor did not sample very many stations.

No advisories were posted

No fish kills reported

No red tide reported in the panhandle – background levels were detected in three counties in southwest Florida.

FDEP only sampled Bayou Texar, ECHD …

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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 source …

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Water Quality Update – July 1, 2016

FDEP did not post sample data this week

ECHD sampled Bayou Texar and Sanders Beach at the mouth of Bayou Chico this week – all clear!

 

RED TIDE

Background levels of Karenia brevis were not detected anywhere in the state of Florida this week woo-hoo!

 

FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa …

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Water Quality Update – June 24, 2016

FDEP and ECHD both sampled this week – all clear!

 

RED TIDE

Background levels of Karenia brevis were not detected anywhere in the state of Florida this week woo-hoo!

 

FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties

No fish kills reported this week.

 

HEALTH ADVISORIES

No advisories this …

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Water Quality Update – June 17, 2016

FDEP did not sample this week; ECHD sampled Texar and Sanders Beach – no advisories

Marine Science programs on summer vacation – LAKEWATCH data not in yet

 

RED TIDE

Background levels of Karenia brevis were detected off of Sarasota County – panhandle all clear

 

FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties …

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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 …

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Water Quality Update – April 8, 2016

FYI – the March 28 samples were posted this week and there were health advisories issued for Bayou’s Grande and Chico. The bacteria count in Texar was elevated but not high enough to issue and advisory

 

Samples this week for Apr 4 are fine. No advisories issued. Here’s the rest…

 

RED TIDE

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