Red Tide Continues… Water Quality Update – Nov 13, 2015
FDEP did not post any data this week and ECHD only posted Bayou Texar, of the three bayous we are monitoring. ECHD did rate Bayou Texar as POOR indicating that the bacteria levels are at least 104 colonies/ml of water. A Health Advisory has been issued.
FWC continues to monitor for red tide and yep… it’s still here; though in low concentrations. Only one sample was taken in Escambia County a low concentrations where measured; they did not sample in Santa Rosa this week.
HEALTH ADVISORY for the Pensacola Bay area:
FWC’s RED TIDE report for this week.
Panhandle: Escambia, Okaloosa, and Bay – varied from low to high concentrations
Big Bend: no red tide reported
SW FL: Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier
Red tide was detected in one sample in Miami-Dade.
IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH RED TIDE AND WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE WE HAVE POSTED A SHORT ARTICLE ON OUR WEBSITE
FISH KILLS for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties
100 dead Banjo fish were logged for Escambia County on Nov 12. These were believed to be due to the red tide.
UWF INSHORE LIONFISH SURVEY:
No report from the UWF team this week
There has been concern about cases of Vibrio infection. We have posted an article about this bacteria which you can find at http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/escambiaco/2015/07/10/what-you-need-to-know-about-vibrio-bacteria-in-gulf-waters/
Here are the numbers…
Nov 1, 2015
Body of Water Temp (F) Salinity (ppt) DO (mg/L) ENT ECHD
Floridatown no data
Blackwater River nd
Bayou Texar nd POOR
Bayou Chico nd
Bayou Grande nd
Lower Perdido Bay nd
Upper Perdido Bay nd
Wayside Gulf Breeze nd
HIGH SCHOOL DATA – FOR OCTOBER
Washington High sampled Texar on Oct 14.
Station DO (mg/L) TN (ppm) TP (ppm) Chlorophyll a (ppm)
Bridge 5.9 600 90 1.2
Road 7.7 200 120 11.4
Boat Ramp 8.3 100 0 12.7
Park 8.6 200 120 15.9
West Florida sampled Upper Perdido Bay – no report so far this semester
Escambia High – no report at this time
ENT – Enterococcus bacteria; an individual sample should not be more than 104 colonies / 100ml
Fecal Coliform – an individual sample should not be more than 800 colonies / 100ml of sample
DO – dissolved oxygen should be 3.0 mg/L or higher
ECHD – Escambia County Health Department (Enterococcus bacteria)
Good 0 – 35 colonies / 100ml
Moderate 36 – 104 colonies / 100ml
Poor +104 colonies / 100ml
FDEP – Florida Department of Environmental Protection
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