Magothy Clearwater 2014 Enterococci cfu/100 ml

  5/22 5/28* 6/4** 6/11*** 6/18 6/25 7/2 7/9**** 7/16^ 7/23 7/30 8/6 8/13^^ 8/20
Beachwood Forest   18   66   18   32   16   22   14
Fair Oaks   140   100   22   52   16   8   6
Cypress Creek   56   94   68   104   2   32   22
Manhattan Beach/Cypress Creek 46   364   22   64   404   22   3770  
Blackhole Creek 10   76   20   22   160   6   1000  
Mill Creek 22 740 476 74 24 6 18 252 4724 12 6 4 9360 8
Dividing Creek 14 78 412 246 22 8 4 164 408 1 2 1 10944 10
Manhattan Beach/Dividing Creek   144   292   66   212   36   6   20
Ross Cove 2   72   10   10   528   28   2440  
Cockey Creek 18   140   16   20   432   10   14400  
Longview   354   178   22   144   22   30   1
Magothy Manor 34   288   8   4   190   2   610 24
Deep Creek/Weatherly   138   46   34   32   44   16   6
Forked Creek 38   672   98   94   2344   8   13250  
Bayberry 1   4   1   2   146   1   704  

*Rain of 0.26" fell within 18 hours of water sampling. Pump station overflow beginning at 1020 pm on 5/27/14 of at least 10,000 gallons.

** Rain of between 0.20" and 0.96" fell along the Magothy within 18 hrs prior to sampling.

*** Although the rain in the 24 hours preceding collection was very low, it was raining heavily just before and during collection.

**** Rain up to 0.42" fell in the 24 hours preceding sampling.

^Approximately 2.1" of rain fell within 48 hours prior to 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. 

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