Blue Water Visible Again by Galveston Island
The blue water is back. Tourists are flocking to see the clear blue water off Galveston.
Beachgoers had this to say.
“I just heard about the beautiful blue water had to come to check it out.”
“This is really beautiful.”
“I saw last week that the blue water reached all the way, you know we should go and see if we can get in.”
“Just chilling and enjoying the blue water.”
Peter Davis, chief of Galveston Island Beach Patrol explained the reason for the clear blue water,”So we’ve got an east wind that looks like it will bring the clear water and you can see behind me the line of the blue water and the brown water meeting as the current shifts from west to east to east to west we had a wind shift this morning and now the current is shifting. We are looking at current probably being the same direction for a week or so, so we should see some nice green and blue water.”
“It’s a gorgeous beach and a blue water is a bonus and it’s pretty cool to experience that, I heard it happens every so often it’s kind of cool to see it happening. So yeh I’m loving it.” said a beachgoer.
Davis explained that the water turns blue every year multiple times, “Blue is actually our default color so when you have a current from the west the Brazos River deposits sands into the Gulf so it will get like kind of murky looking and then the rest the time when it is not doing that it’s blue or green.”
“I think it’s great it’s bringing more people down to Galveston which is always good,” said a beachgoer.
” We were busier last weekend on the beach patrol than we’ve probably been in three years including holiday weekends. Eighty lost kids over the weekend, a whole bunch of rescues a whole bunch of swimmers move. And just remember that the more people there are on the beach the harder it is for us to guard them. And just generally be safe, you want to swim near a lifeguard, you want to stay away from those rocks and jetties where we have rip currents all the time—the currents that pull away from the shore,” said Davis.
If you get a chance, go down and see the clear blue water.