Magothy Clearwater 2015 Enterococci cfu/100 ml

  5/20* 5/27 6/3** 6/10+ 6/17 6/24^ 7/1^^ 7/8 7/15 7/22 7/29 8/5 8/12 8/19
Beachwood Forest   40   104   2710   14   10   20   6
Fair Oaks   14   28   3800   56   4   16   8
Cypress Creek   16   92   3130   32   1   4   22
Blackhole Creek 20   #36   8   200   54   8   60  
Mill Creek 220 36 3270 120 38 7420 12900 12 28 1 6 26 150 6
Dividing Creek 100 32 300 10 24 2730 6180 6 16 1 6 8 320 18
Ross Cove 110   #32   26   1140   20   204   30  
Longview   6   52   70   12   2   28   1
Magothy Manor 150   280   68   1400   196   44   40  
Deep Creek/Weatherly   14   36   280   18   4   1   4
Forked Creek 400   4020   48   920   36   2   60  
Bayberry 20   10   2   890   1   1   10  
B&A culvert   130   3000   18740   260   600   100   40
Magothy Forge             5800   40          
Fish Ladder on Cattail Creek                 320 280 340 460 400 160
B&A trail at Cattail Creek                 420 500 430 450 800 550

*Rain of approximately 1.7inches fell withing 30 hours of sampling.  It is recommended to stay out of the water for 48 hours after a rain event.

**Approximately 2" of rain fell within 48 hours prior to sampling.

# Sampling error.  Data from 6/4/15 posted on 6/5/15.

+ Approximately 1.5" of rain fell about 30 hours prior to sampling.

^ Approximately 1.2 - 1.7" of rain fell within 14 hours prior to  sampling.

^^ Approximately 1.2" of rain fell the evening 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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