Presently, and for a short time only, Galveston is featuring crystal clear water in a rare phenomenon.
One thing that Houston often catches flack for is its affiliation with the – shall we say – unkempt Galveston beach. Usually the water bears more of a resemblance to a muddy riverbed than an ocean. But at least at this moment, local beachgoers can enjoy the crystal blue waters usually reserved for the likes of vacation resorts.
No, hell hasn’t frozen over. In fact, Galveston’s infamously brown beach water isn’t always always so. Earlier this past June, waters along the shore of Galveston ran blue.
And now again, blue water is back in Galveston as captured by ABC13 is a series of videos and images.
The water’s usual shade of brown isn’t exactly an unsanitary sign rather is caused by a suspension of sediment in the water.
“When we have these periods that don’t have a lot of rain, we don’t get a lot of the silt that flows down the rivers across Galveston Bay and out into coastal waters,” National Weather Service Meteorologist Kent Prochazka said. “That helps keep it a little bit clearer.”
At least for now, hopefully for the weekend, Galveston waters are blue – enjoy it while you can!
In other Galveston news, the recently renovated Galveston State Park has recently reopened to the public with extensive beachside progress.
“A beautiful beach, wonderful fishing opportunities, amazing nature viewing and a birding destination all within our nearly 2000-acre park that stretches beach to bay across Galveston Island.”
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