Water quality warning: Alligator Creek in Nassau County

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The St. Marys Riverkeeper is asking you to avoid swimming or fishing on Alligator Creek for a while.

According to the Riverkeeper, unsafe levels of E. coli were found during routine tests on Aug. 3 and Aug. 9 in the creek near Escambia Street.

E. coli bacteria are found in the digestive tract of animals, and if too much of it gets into the water you come in contact with, it can make you sick.


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The Riverkeeper samples more than 50 sites along the St. Marys River watershed to monitor water quality.

It reports the results to local and state environmental agencies and to the community.

All sampling data can be found on its website: www.stmarysriverkeeper.org/waterquality.

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