High Levels Of Fecal Bacteria Found At Popular Beaches
CBS Local — If you’re headed to Texas for spring break you might want to stay off the beach or at least out of the water, according to a new report.
Over a dozen popular beaches have tested positive for high levels of fecal bacteria according a website run by the Texas General Land Office. TexasBeachWatch.com says parts of Corpus Christi Bay and North Padre Island were both found to have high amounts of fecal bacteria in their waters.
The website also listed Matagorda Bay, Freeport, and parts of Galveston as places where fecal bacteria was on the rise. “Pathogens can make our waters unsafe for humans. Swimming and other recreational activities in water contaminated with pathogens can make people ill,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Read More...