Beach Bacteria Watch 10/17: Four Galveston & Texas City Beaches To Avoid This Weekend

Retalion Road, Helen Road, Beaumont Avenue, and Texas City Dike have all tested dangerously high for bacteria.

What does that mean? Well, it means that if you drink, inhale, or get the water in a cut or scrape, you might suffer a bacterial infection, illness, or in rare cases even death.

Pregnant women, young children, and people with weak or compromised immune systems should be especially careful to avoid these beaches.

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The types of bacteria found in the water have not been released, however they could be anything from E. Coli to┬áVibrio Vulnificus (AKA “flesh eating bacteria”).

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    1. Hi Leann! We just posted a recent article (you can see the new ones in the sidebar to the right) listing all the Texas beaches that are testing Medium or High bacteria levels. You can also check http://www.TexasBeachWatch.com anytime for daily updated test results. I am not sure how to access the information for Glen Rose River. I recommend you reach out to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. I know they monitor bacteria levels for fishing. Here’s a link: http://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/fish-consumption-bans-and-advisories

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