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The Health Advisory Bug; Enterococcus faecalis

Water quality is a concern for many in the Pensacola Bay area. Our bay has had many human induced stressors over the decades but “swimming alerts” or “health advisories” are of primary concern.

Health advisories are issued when indicator bacteria levels reach a high point. These bacteria are what care called fecal bacteria due to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2017/07/02/the-health-advisory-bug-enterococcus-faecalis/

Environmental Quality of the Pensacola Bay System – Introduction

In 2016, Dr. Mike Lewis (U.S. EPA), Taylor Kirschenfeld (Escambia County Division of Water Quality and Land Management), and Traci Goodhart (West Florida Regional Planning Council) published an EPA document (EPA/600/R-16/169) entitled Environmental Quality of the Pensacola Bay System: Retrospective Review for Future Resource Management and Rehabilitation. This 145 page technical report is an excellent …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2017/05/30/environmental-quality-of-the-pensacola-bay-system-introduction/

Sep 15 – 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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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2017/04/14/2017-water-quality-data-pensacola-bay-system/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2016/12/19/2016-pensacola-bay-area-water-quality-report/

Sea Grant Notes – Sep 15, 2017

WATER QUALITY

 

No Health Advisories Issued This Week

 

 

Date Location Water Temp (F) Salinity (ppt) Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) Enterococcus (saltwater) (colonies/100ml) E. coli

(freshwater)

(colonies/100ml) Advisory Issued Sep 18 Big Lagoon 85 20.5 7.2 52

Moderate No Bayou Grande 87 14.4 6.4 10

Good No Perdido Key State Park Good No Bayou …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2016/11/18/sea-grant-notes-nov-18-2016/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2016/08/12/water-quality-update-august-12-2016/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2016/06/24/water-quality-update-june-24-2016/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/2016/04/16/water-quality-update-april-15-2016/

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