High levels of fecal bacteria reported along some Texas beaches ahead of spring break

By Megan Kennedy - Digital News Editor

GALVESTON, Texas - If you're planning on heading down to the Gulf coast for your spring break plans, you'll want to check this list.

Texas Beach Watch reported that on Thursday the fecal bacteria count was greater than 104 colony-forming units per 100 milliliters -- a threshold that exceeds the Environmental Protection Agency's criteria.

An advisory for high-level numbers was issued for multiple beaches along the coast including: 

  • Galveston
    • 57th Street
  • Bolivar Peninsula
    • O'Neil Road
    • Retilon Road
  • Freeport Harbor
    • CR257A-S
    • Bay Street
    • Stahlman Park
    • Surfside Jetty County Park
    • Quintana Beach County Park
    • 8th Street
    • CR750
  • Matagorda Peninsula
    • ​​​​​​​Jetty Park #1
  • Corpus Christi Bay
    • ​​​​​​​Ropes Park #3
    • Poenisch Park
    • Bob Hall Pier/Seawall #6

The site said that when the bacteria counts are above this level, swimming is not recommended.

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