Six Galveston Bay beaches listed as some of the most unsafe places to swim, report finds

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Alex Stuckey

"Six Galveston Bay beaches listed as some of the most unsafe places to swim, report finds

In a study released Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, researchers find that Corpus Christi Bay has the most unsafe beaches in Texas. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle file) In a study released Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, researchers find that Corpus Christi Bay has the most unsafe beaches in Texas. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle file) Photo: Mark Mulligan, Staff Photographer

Houston's inland waterways aren't much safer, according to a new study released Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Brays Bayou was unsafe 100 percent of the days it was tested in 2017, and Buffalo Bayou was unsafe 87 percent of the days it was tested. (Yi-Chin Lee / Houston Chronicle) less Houston's inland waterways aren't much safer, according to a new study released Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Brays Bayou was unsafe 100 percent of the days it was tested in 2017, and Buffalo Bayou was unsafe 87 ... more Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Staff Photographer / Houston Chronicle

Environment Texas researchers noted that Hurricane Harvey last year likely impacted the cleanliness of the waterways and the beaches, though smaller storms also cause problems. ( Elizabeth Conley / Houston Chronicle ) less Environment Texas researchers noted that Hurricane Harvey last year likely impacted the cleanliness of the waterways and the beaches, though smaller storms also cause problems. ( Elizabeth Conley / Houston ... more Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Researchers recorded eight unsafe days at Galveston Island State Park No. 6. (Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle file) Researchers recorded eight unsafe days at Galveston Island State Park No. 6. 

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