, Port Arthur, Texas

January 8, 2014

Beach advisory issued for Sea Rim-East Beach

The Port Arthur News

— A beach advisory has been issued for Sea Rim State Park-East Beach.

Water samples collected at one location on Jan. 8 was found to have elevated levels of the enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers anything over 104 colonies to be unsafe, according to a press release from Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick’s office.

Lamar University will continue to test and monitor this water and based on their results, further advisories will be issued as necessary.