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High bacteria levels reported in Bayou Grande

PENSACOLA, FL - Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (DOH-Escambia) is issuing a health alert for the following beach in Escambia County, Florida: Bayou Grande, Navy Point - North of Sunset Avenue Bridge.

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County advises against any water-related activities at the above location 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 this area and advise the public of our results. For more information, contact the DOH-Escambias Environmental Health office at 850-595-6700 or visit