High Levels of Bacteria at Boca Chica Beach


POSTED: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 9:31am

UPDATED: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 4:57pm

Beach goers take note, Boca Chica beach has high levels of bacteria in the water which may cause illness to swimmers.

Cameron county officials posted signs and are informing the public to avoid entering the water. The fish are safe to eat, but officials are asking fishermen not to enter the water. A county official says the high bacteria count in the water is likely due to water runoff from Tropical Storm Hermine.

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why is only Boca Chica contaminated and not South Padre Island isn't it the same water?

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