ROCK CREEK Clearwater 2016 Enterococci cfu/100 ml

  5/25 6/1 6/8 6/15 6/22+ 6/29 7/6 7/13 7/20 7/27 8/3 8/10 8/17 8/24
Bar Harbor Peninsula 36 12 24 10 100 40 8 80 112 6 40 2 32 2
Rock Hill - Valley Road 60 24 28 24 260 20 20 220 8 8 30 6 20 28
Wall Cove 48 36  16 112 60 60 20 120 44 20 10 242 36 12
Whites Cove 40 18 336 558^ 60 20 12 40 16 4 60 6 40 2

 

^ A couple dozen geese were seen at this location.

+ Rain close to 1 inch fell within 24 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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