Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Sun and clouds both Saturday and Sunday with daytime high temps in the mid and upper 50s. Merry Christmas!
GALVESTON (February 13, 2013)--Health officials were advising swimmers Wednesday to avoid some parts of a popular South Texas recreation area because of elevated levels of bacteria.
The Galveston County Health District said concentrated amounts of bacteria are present at 12 sites along the Bolivar Peninsula, a narrow strip of land on the Gulf Coast in eastern Galveston County, about 50 miles southeast of Houston.
District officials issued the no-swimming advisory Tuesday.
They regularly test water conditions in the area, and additional testing will determine how long the advisory will continue.
No elevated levels were found on nearby Galveston Island.