Advisory Issued for Bayou Texar; Advisories Remain in Effect for Bayous Chico and Grande; Advisory Rescinded for Davenport Bayou
September 18, 2018
Pensacola, Fla. – Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County is issuing a health advisory for the following location in Escambia County, Florida:
- Bayou Texar at Bayview Park
Health advisories remain in effect for the following locations:
- Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park
- Bayou Grande at Navy Point, North of Sunset Avenue Bridge
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.
Due to an adequate reduction in bacteria levels, the department is rescinding the health advisory for the following location:
- Davenport Bayou
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 the Florida Healthy Beaches website by clicking this link.
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