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Health Alert: Bayou Texar and Bayou Grande

By DOH-Escambia

March 20, 2014

Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (DOH-Escambia) is issuing health alerts for the following beaches in Escambia County, Florida:

Bayou Grande, Navy Point - North of Sunset Avenue Bridge

Bayou Texar at Bayview Park

A health alert remains in effect for Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park.

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County 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. For more information, contact the DOH-Escambia’s Environmental Health office at 850-595-6700 or visit