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Health Advisories Issued for Bayou Texar and Sanders Beach, Advisories Continued for Bayous Chico and Grande

By FDOH-Escambia

July 03, 2018

Pensacola, Fla. – Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County is issuing health advisories for the following locations in Escambia County, Florida:

  • Bayou Texar at Bayview Park
  • Sanders Beach

The bacteriological sampling occurred during water quality monitoring activities, and the level of bacteria has exceeded the level established by state guidelines. The department advises against any water-related activities at the above locations due to the potential for high bacteria levels.

A health advisory remains in effect for the following locations:

  • Bayou Grande at Navy Point, North of the Sunset Avenue Bridge
  • Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park 

The department will continue to monitor the water quality in the area and advise the public of results. For more information, contact the Environmental Health office at 850-595-6700 or visit


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