Swimming discouraged after high bacteria reported off Bolivar
By Robert Stanton | February 12, 2013 | Updated: February 13, 2013 1:20pm
High bacteria levels in the Gulf of Mexico off Bolivar Peninsula have prompted a no-swimming advisory there, Galveston County health officials said Tuesday.
Routine testing of waters detected unsafe bacteria levels at 12 Bolivar locations, according to the Galveston County Health District. The sites are Retilon Road; Magnolia Lane; Helen Boulevard; O'Neil Road; Crystal Beach Road; Gulf Shores Drive; Alberdie Road - Emerald Beach No. 2; Barbados Road; Gilmore Street Access; Center Road; Driftwood and Deens Street.
No elevated bacteria levels were found on Galveston Island, said Kurt Koopmann, spokesman at the Galveston County Health District.
When elevated bacteria levels are detected, water samples are taken daily until the tests return to normal. Results of water sampling on Tuesday were being studied, Koopmann said.
Under the advisory, swimming is discouraged. Subsequent testing will determine how long the advisory will continue, Koopmann said.
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:01 am
No-swim advisory issued for Bolivar
By T.J. Auldsgalvestondailynews.com
CRYSTAL BEACH — The Galveston County Health District issued a warning Tuesday advising people not to go into the waters off the Bolivar Peninsula. High bacteria levels at 12 locations along the Gulf of Mexico side of the peninsula prompted the no-swimming advisory.
High bacteria levels were detected at Retilon Road; Magnolia Lane; Helen Boulevard; O’Neil Road; Crystal Beach Road; Gulf Shores Drive; Alberdie Road — Emerald Beach No. 2; Barbados Road; Gilmore Street Access; Center Road; Driftwood and Deens Street. The tests were part of the health district’s regular testing of water conditions.
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