June Grass Update for Walton County 7/29/13:AM

June grass update for Walton County  7/29/13:AM

0-1on the June Grass Grossness Index 

The torrential downpours and constant lightning strikes subsided, temporarily, long enough to climb down from my ark and row my dingy across the yard and down the road to have a look at the beach this morning. I saw literally 2 small clumps of June Grass, and they weren’t even in the water, they were up on the sand.

The water is a shade similar to green milk glass in the Gulf. The Bay and East Pass look like dishwater. Yuck. The Gulf looked swimmable but if you’re near a dune lake outfall, as pictured below, (Walton County only) I don’t recommend swimming in the out-flowing lake water or letting your kids play in it. It’s probably ok but better safe than sorry. Just walk down the beach until you can’t see the brown tannic water anymore.

There were a few early surf fishermen out and I saw some good-sized fish jumping offshore, so it may be a better fishing day than swimming, if you’re like me and prefer clear water. I also saw some big fish jumping in East Pass Saturday night.

I’ve noticed lately that certain public beaches aren’t always flying the most current beach flag so be sure to check online before you go.

In the future there will not be June Grass Reports on red flag days because I don’t encourage anybody to go in the water on a red flag.

At the time this report was made the beach flags were yellow, but check them again before you head to the beach. In Walton County you can text “beachflag” to 67463*

I would love it if you would share your personal June Grass and beach condition reports on the Most Recent June Grass Sightings & Beach Conditions page, to further improve the June Grass Report. It would also be great if you left a comment to tell me where you’re traveling from to visit the beach!

If there isn’t a current June Grass report up on this site I suggest checking the link to local beach cams on the left side of this page. They can often give you an idea of what the water is like. It is also important to “Know Before You Go” and check local beach flags. They are updated twice daily at 9:30am and 1:30pm.



Campbell Lake outflow. This is the first time I’ve seen Campbell Lake break out after living here for over seven years.




More Campbell Lake outflow…

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