Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
This status is based on the latest sample, take on September 5th, 2023 Mobile Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 8th at 3:14 PM.
Cotton Bayou Beach, Gulf of Mexico is sampled Weekly from March 10th to October 1st
This beach information is maintained by Mobile Baykeeper, using data from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). Depending on the site, samples are collected twice per week, once per week or once every other week during the swimming season (May through September) and once per month during the cooler months. More information about the ADEM testing program can be found at http://adem.alabama.gov/programs/coastal/beachMonitoring.cnt Water samples are analyzed for the indicator bacteria Enterococci. Beaches will be marked as unsafe (red) for swimming when sample results show more than 104 Enterococci colonies per 100 ml of water and will be marked as safe (green) when Enterococci colonies are below 104 colonies per 100 ml of water. A grey status indicates a lack of current or reliable data for a particular site. Learn more about Mobile Baykeeper at http://mobilebaykeeper.org/swim
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