Magothy Clearwater Data for Summer 2008

 

Enterococci cfu/100 ml

Station

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

Fair Oaks

20

 

400

 

52

 

16

 

3

 

28

 

20

 

Lower Magothy Beach

 

36

 

 

 

4

 

3

 

 

 

12

 

 

Focal Point

12

20

76

3

8

3

4

1

10

16

12

8

1

6

Black Hole Creek

6

 

32

 

3

 

3

 

2

 

4

 

1

 

Sillery Bay

6

 

288

 

16

 

3

 

168

 

100

 

108

 

Magothy Manor

 

28

65

 

8

 

3

 

8

 

48

 

1

 

Shore Acres

 

100

 

4

 

692

 

3

 

12

 

12

 

20

*6/4: ~0.9 of rain within 24 hours of sampling

 

Enterococci are enumerated using EPA Method 1600. The EPA has determined that this group of bacteria is the best indicator of recent fecal contamination of recreational water. Water with enterococci counts (CFU) up to 104/100ml is considered safe for swimming or boating. Counts highlighted in red exceed that limit.

A clickable Google map of these sites is listed below this link.

Questions? Please contact Sally Hornor at sghornor@aacc.edu or 410 777 2842.