CRYSTAL BEACH — The Galveston County Health District issued a warning Tuesday advising people not to go into the waters off the Bolivar Peninsula. High bacteria levels at 12 locations along the Gulf of Mexico side of the peninsula prompted the no-swimming advisory.

High bacteria levels were detected at Retilon Road; Magnolia Lane; Helen Boulevard; O’Neil Road; Crystal Beach Road; Gulf Shores Drive; Alberdie Road — Emerald Beach No. 2; Barbados Road; Gilmore Street Access; Center Road; Driftwood and Deens Street. The tests were part of the health district’s regular testing of water conditions.

The advisory discourages swimming in the area.

The health district will monitor the bacteria levels in those area daily until they drop to safe levels.

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