Bacterial counts of 1,600 colonies per 100 milliliters have led City of San Marcos health officials to close the so-called “dog beach” on the San Marcos River across from City Park.
Warning signs of high bacterial counts have been posted. Swimmers are urged to avoid this small section near the west bank of the river.
Mark Brinkley, the city’s assistant director of community services and environmental health, said the river at City Park and other locales are safe for swimming and tubing.
The signs will be removed after counts return to 400 parts per million. The City of San Marcos and Texas State University regularly test the river at a variety of locations several times per month.Email | Print