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Health Advisory for Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park, Bayou Texar at Bayview Park, and Bayou Grande at Navy Point

By FDOH Escambia

October 29, 2015

PENSACOLA, FL – Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is issuing a health advisory for the following beaches in Escambia County, Florida:


Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park

Bayou Texar at Bayview Park

Bayou Grande, Navy Point - North of Sunset Avenue Bridge


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

We will continue to monitor the water quality in these areas and advise the public of our results.