Health Alert: Bayou Texar at Bayview Park


Press Release: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – 4:00pm
Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is issuing a health alert for the following beach in Escambia County, Florida:

Bayou Texar at Bayview Park
A health alert remains in effect for Bayou Grande, Navy Point – North of Sunset Avenue Bridge.

FDOH-Escambia 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 FDOH-Escambia’s Environmental Health office at (850) 595-6700 or visit