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HEALTH ADVISORY UPDATES Bayous Chico, Grande and Texar

By FDOH Escambia

November 01, 2017

Pensacola, Fla. – 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 location in Escambia County, Florida:

  • Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park

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

FDOH-Escambia is rescinding health advisories for the following locations due to an adequate reduction in bacteria levels:

  • Bayou Grande – Navy Point, North of Sunset Avenue Bridge
  • Bayou Texar at Bayview Park

We will continue to monitor the water quality in the area and advise the public of our results. For more information, contact FDOH-Escambia’s Environmental Health office at 850-595-6700 or visit


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