Magothy Clearwater 2013 Enterococci cfu/100 ml

  5/22 5/29 6/5* 6/12* 6/19* 6/26 7/2* 7/10 7/17 7/24 7/31 8/7 8/14* 8/21
Beachwood Forest     52 572 456 118 36 14 10 42 8 30 32 20
Fair Oaks   30   200   20   8   52   12   8
Cypress Creek                     8 38 30 52
Blackhole Creek   4   40   14   10   10   34   8
Dividing Creek 4 22 108 16 320 50 62 34 10 32 58 42 52 28
Mill Creek 1 40 228 548 1356 158 34 10 70 76 54 34 72 64
Longview 2   376   424   106   2   20   30  
Magothy Manor 1   210   300 10   38   44   308 40  
Forked Creek               32   166   168   52
Bayberry 1   20   18   26   1   14   4  

*6/5: approx. 0.75" of rain less than 48 hours before sampling; *6/12: approx. 1.2" of rain less than 48 hours before sampling; 6/19: approx. 1" of rain less than 24 hours before sampling; *7/2" approx. 0.4" of rain less than 48 hours before sampling; *8/14: approx. 0.4" of rain within 24 hours of sampling

Enterococci are bacteria that are found in the GI tract of warm-blooded animals, which includes all birds and mammals.  Their presence in surface water indicates recent contamination with fecal waste.  Counts are expressed as cfu or colony-forming units.  Counts greater than 104/100 ml are shown in red as they indicate that water is not suitable for recreational use. 

 

Values greater than 104 are shown in red as they are considered unsafe for swimming or recreational use. 

For a map of all sites with enterococci results, click here..

Sally G. Hornor, Prof. of Microbiology, AACC Environmental center, 410 777 2842, sghornor@aacc.edu