Health Advisory Issued for Bayou’s Texar and Chico
Enterococcus levels in Bayou’s Texar and Chico are elevated enough this week that a health advisory has been issued for those two bodies of water. Escambia County Health Department reported those two bayou’s as POOR and Bayou Grande as MODERATE.
Here are the numbers.
Water Body Temp (F) Salinity (ppt) DO(mg/L) ENT bacteria count (colonies/100ml)
Bayou Texar 87 9.4 6.0 192
Bayou Chico 86 10.8 6.2 104
Bayou Grande 86 15.9 5.9 38
Big Lagoon 85 25.9 6.0 8
Quietwater 86 24.7 6.2 0
Gulf of Mexico 86 32.4 6.2 8
Safe levels of Enterococcus bacteria are those that are less than 104 colonies / 100ml of sample.
RED TIDE – not a problem for the panhandle this week
FISH KILLS – none to report for Escambia or Santa Rosa counties for the month of September