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UPDATE: How To Check The Levels Of Fecal Bacteria At Texas Beaches

Some of them are still reporting medium to low levels

  • Stewart Beach, Galveston, Texas. (Photo Credit: Dana Smith/Flickr)
    Stewart Beach, Galveston, Texas. (Photo Credit: Dana Smith/Flickr)
  • South Padre Island beach (Photo Credit: Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
    South Padre Island beach (Photo Credit: Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

If you're in the Gulf coast for Spring Break, you might want to check out the current bacteria levels.

According to Texas Beach Watch, multiple Texas beaches that were reporting high levels of fecal bacteria last week, have now seen a decrease in those bacterial levels. However, low to medium trace amount still remain.

Fecal bacteria can cause minor symptoms such as upset stomach, diarrhea, ear infections and rashes, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Texas Beach Watch tracks fecal bacteria levels along the gulf coast, including popular swimming spots and piers. The map brings together water samples from the Texas General Land Office and is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

VIEW MAP to see which Texas beaches have high levels of fecal bacteria.

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