SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX (September 9, 2016)
Misleading rumors have spread about South Padre Island’s red tide status following recent reports of moderate red tide rates around the northern sections of the (North) Padre Island National Seashore, roughly 70 miles north of the City of South Padre Island.
“At the moment there is no evidence to suggest there is red tide anywhere near the City of South Padre Island,” said Patrick Barrineau, Shoreline Management Director for the City of South Padre Island. “Shoreline management staff keep a weekly log book of red tide measurements during the fall in case the data are needed and have not noticed anything unusual.”
(North) Padre Island National Seashore staff investigated a small fish kill between mile markers 0 and 20, finding moderate rates of red tide isolated to that portion of the national seashore.
We are pleased to report that our vast and beautiful South Padre Island beaches are clean, clear and open for everyone to enjoy!
For more information and updates regarding red tide you can visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website at: http://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/water/environconcerns/hab/redtide/status.phtml or the General Land Office Beach Watch at: https://cgis.glo.texas.gov/Beachwatch/#loc=33