High levels of fecal bacteria reported along Texas coast. According to Texas Beach Watch, right now there are high levels of fecal bacteria around beaches in Corpus Christi and Galveston.
Texas Beach Watch is a program under the Texas General Land Office that monitors the water levels all along the Texas coast.
General Land Office press secretary Brittany Eck said that high levels of fecal bacteria is normal if it has been raining.
With the high levels of fecal bacteria, water contact is discouraged, but the public can still use a beach, as long as local authorities have not closed the beach.
Texas Beach Watch will be testing the waters daily until the levels go down.
as declared in Testing shows 4 areas in Fairhope and Orange Beach with higher bacteria levels than what’s safe to swim.
(IMG:WPMI) High levels of bacteria are causing some areas to be unsafe for swimming.
The red mean it is unsafe for swimming as recent test results indicate higher bacteria levels than what’s considered safe.
This means the beach’s most recent test results met water quality standards.
Find out which areas are safe using the Mobile Bay Keeper’s Swim Guide.
Texas: Fecal bacteria levels at Gulf beaches ahead of Memorial Day weekend
as declared in Port Aransas, South – Nueces County – Nueces County There have been no recent checks.
Bob Hall Pier – Nueces County – Nueces County No recent checks reported.
Galveston Island State Park – Galveston County – Galveston County Three areas checked and two reporting medium levels and one reporting low levels.
Port Aransas Park – Nueces County – Nueces County Four areas checked with one reporting medium levels and the others reporting low levels.
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Beach – Nueces County – Nueces County One area checked and reports high levels.
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