Magothy Clearwater 2017 Enterococci cfu/100 ml

  5/24* 5/31 6/7 6/14 6/21** 6/8 7/5*** 7/12 7/19 7/26 8/2 8/9^ 8/16^^ 8/23
Black Hole Creek   54   18   2   12   40   4   1138
Beachwood Forest 36   82   28   36   44   28   40  
Ross Cove 64   94   30   8   28   16   26  
Longview 64   62   26 4   2   2   10   4
Magothy Manor   28 406   50   10   28   4   26  
Deep Creek/Weatherly 232 62 18 4 28 2 12 6 32 58 18 12 66 14
Bayberry   2   2   2   2   6   22   6
Forked Creek 10 88 22 12 32 6 72 4 22 30 24 12 112 54
Forked Creek BY1   280   194                    
Forked Creek BY2   68   4                    
Forked Creek BY3           296     448   440      
Forked Creek BY4           4     144   44      
Forked Creek BY5                         130  
Forked Creek BY6                         520  

* Approximately 0.3 inches of rain fell over the 48 hrs prior to samplling

**About 0.5 inches of rain fell 48 hrs prior to sampling

*** Between 0.6 - 1.2 inches of rain fell 48 hrs prior to sampling

^About 0.4 inches of rain fell 48 hrs prior to sampling

^^ Variable rain the day before with 0.5 in near headwaters but less moving toward the Bay

 

 

 

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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