GALVESTON — The county’s health district is warning swimmers of elevated bacterial levels in the water off most Galveston beaches.

The Galveston County Beach Watch Program and General Land Office monitor bacteria in the water near beaches, and issue advisories when bacteria levels rise and could pose a threat to swimmers, according to a release from the health district.

The beaches will not be closed and the water will be tested daily until the advisories can be lifted.

Beach water advisories are in effect at: 

  • Fort Crockett Seawall Park
  • The Beach Plaza Shopping Center
  • 39th and 35th streets
  • Between 31st and 32nd streets
  • The Pleasure Pier
  • East of the Pleasure Pier
  • 14th and 15th streets
  • Stewart Beach No. 1
  • Stewart Beach No. 2

 

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