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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 redfish was logged from somewhere in the Pensacola Bay area – location unknown. Cause of death was parasites.

 

HEALTH ADVISORIES

No advisories this week – we can take a break from that

 

WATER TEMPERATURES

All waters are reaching the lower ‘60’s °F

 

SALINITY

Normal

 

DISSOLVED OXYGEN

Normal for this time of year.

 

NUTRIENTS

No updates on nutrients this week. You can read about nutrients from 2015 from local waters in the 2015 Water Quality Report. Again, just let me know if you would like a copy. Roc1@ufl.edu

 

UWF INSHORE LIONFISH SURVEY:

UWF has not begun their lionfish surveys yet

 

Here are the numbers…

 

FDEP

Water Body    Temp (F)   Salinity (ppt)   DO(mg/L)   ENT bacteria count (colonies/100ml)

 

Texar               61                    4.8                   10.0                 34

Chico               –

Grande            –

Low Perdido   60                    12.1                 10.3                 6

Up Perdido     62                    2.3                   10.7                 44       (fecal coliform/freshwater)

Gulf Breeze     58                    10.1                 10.9                 8

 

ECHD

Bayou Texar – Good

Sanders Beach / Bayou Chico – Good

 

EMSE – MARINE SCIENCE ACADEMY – TEXAR (Jan 15, 2016)

Station                         Total Nitrogen            Total Phosphate          Chlorophyll     Turbidity (FIU

12th Ave                      –                                   1600                            0.2                               5

Hyde Park                   –                                   2600                            4.2                               0

Boat Ramp East          –                                   1900                            3.9                               11

Dog Beach                  –                                   3000                            7.1                               17

 

 

FLORIDA MICROPLASTICS AWARENESS PROGRAM

Station                         Number of pieces of microplastic recorded                           Total   

Chimney Park             (14), (7)                                                                                   21

Wayside Park @

Bayou Texar                (17), (10)                                                                                 27

Navy Point                  (20), (3), (5)                                                                            28

Mouth of Escambia

River                           (6)                                                                                            6

Bay Fishing Bridge     (3)                                                                                            3

 

 

For more information on local water visit:

http://escambia.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/environmental-health/beaches/index.html

 

http://whs-ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1395816840292&group_id=1395814370227&no_controls=t

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