High levels of fecal bacteria reported along Texas coast

Texas Beach Watch testing water daily until levels go down

By Erica Hernandez - Digital Journalist

AUSTIN - If you are heading to the beach anytime soon, you may want to pay attention to bacteria levels.

According to Texas Beach Watch, right now there are high levels of fecal bacteria around bay beaches in Corpus Christi.

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.

Texas Beach Watch will be testing the waters daily until the levels go down.

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. 

Fecal bacteria in the water is a natural occurrence. 

Bay beaches are different than the Gulf of Mexico fronting beaches.

For more information about water levels and what beaches are safe, click here.

 

 

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