Fecal matter water advisories issued for some Galveston County beaches

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Friday, July 3, 2015
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GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) -- A warning for those people heading to Galveston this 4th of July weekend: 15 of 52 beaches in Galveston County have beach water advisories.

An advisory is issued when a test site shows an elevated level of a bacterial indicator of fecal matter. According to the Galveston County Health Department, these advisories are not uncommon after periods of heavy rain and 15 is not a historically high number.

For more information on the beaches, go to TexasBeachWatch.com.

Current Galveston Island beach advisories:

GAL021 - GISP #6 - Bayside

GAL034 - 60th St.

GAL036 - San Luis Resort

GAL053 - East Beach/Apffel Park #2

Current Bolivar beach advisories:

GAL058 - Retilon Road

GAL062 - O'Neil Rd.

GAL064 - Crystal Beach Road

GAL065 - Gulf Shores Drive

GAL066 - Alberdie Road - Emerald Beach #2

GAL067 - Barbados Rd

GAL068 - Gilmore Street Access

GAL069 - Center Road

GAL070 - Driftwood

GAL074 - Deens Street

GAL075 - Church street

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