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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 TexarEnterococcus 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.

No fish kills have occurred in the Pensacola Bay area since the beginning of the month.

Water Body               Temp (F)          Salinity (ppt)          Dissolved oxygen (mg/L)          Enterococcous count 

Bayou Texar             71                     4.0                         7.3                                             106

Bayou Chico             71                     9.8                         6.9                                              12

Bayou Grande          72                     7.3                         6.9                                               40

Lower Perdido          72                     7.6                         8.3                                                2

Upper Perdido          75                     0.5                         8.2                                               157 – fresh use fecal coliform values

Gulf Breeze              71                     15.0                       8.8                                               20

 

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