MORE BAD NEWS FROM THE SAN BERNARD!

FROM ROY AND JAN EDWARDS, of www.sanbernardtx.com.

Mike – fyi
Well, Roy and I just completed our water quality testing for the lower San Bernard River this morning and had some distressing results. The salinity (ocean water is 35 ppt) in the San Bernard has increased again this month to 40.6 ppt – and oxygen levels were down again as well. Fishing is poor to none – and it should be great this time of year – but trout cannot live in this much salt. It was salty last month, but even worse this month. Attached is the chart which will be going out on www.sanbernardtx.com in the next day or so.

Regards –
Roy and Jan Edwards
www.sanbernardtx.com

SAMPLES TAKEN AT THE VILLAGE OF RIVERS’ END, LOWER SAN BERNARD, SOUTHWEST BRAZORIA COUNTY, TEXAS.
SAMPLES TAKEN ON THE SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH.

DISSOLVED PH SALINITY
DATE OXYGEN WATER WATER DISTILLED WATER (PPT) OFF SHORE
MG/L TEMP. (CELSIUS) TEMP. (F) EQUALS 7.0 GULF WATER ABOUT 35

12-Aug 4 31 88 7.5 40.6
Jul – 13 4.20 30 86 7.6 37.5
Jun – 13 4.80 29 84.2 7.7 21
May – 13 5.30 24 75 7.8 21.6
Apr-13 6.40 22 72 7.5 25.2
Mar-13 7.30 18 64 7.3 29.3
Feb-13 7.70 14 57 7.7 17.4
Jan -13 7.95 14 57 7.4 4.8
Dec – 12 6.80 20 68 7.8 33.8
Nov – 12 6.25 21 70 7.5 34.1
Oct – 12 6.45 23 74 8 21.6
Sep – 12 4.60 29 84 8 35.1
Aug – 12 4.80 33 91 7.9 25.9
Jul -12 4.10 30 86 7.5 32.1
Jun – 12 5.40 30 86 8.0 (sea water) 13.3
May – 12 6.80 29 84 7.5 5.9
Apr -12 6.40 25 77 7.6 6.2
Mar – 12 5.25 19 66 7.1 0.7
Feb – 12 8.60 14 57 7.5 15.2
Jan -12 7.00 18 64 7.5 26.7

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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