ROCK CREEK 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
Bar Harbor Peninsula 100 92 90 10 4 20 1160 22 18 6 4 20 8
Rock Hill - Valley Road 250 24 1360 20 12 520 1760 42 14 26 16 12 40 38
Wall Cove 200 200 520 70 22 140 2180 68 68 8 10 6 160 4
Whites Cove 250 64 330 20 84 840 5800 124 14 24 2 12 1 14

* Significant rain, over 1.5" in many areas, fell approximately 30 hours prior to testing, so within the 48 hour window during which it is recommended to stay out of the water after a rain event.   

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

+ Approxmiately 1" of rain fell about 30 hours prior to sampling.

^ Approximately 1" of rain fell within 14 hours prior to  sampling.

^^ Approximately 1" 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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