These are the E. coli concentration results for the water samples that I collected on Thursday, August 15. Check out the E. coli levels for the water samples collected yesterday shortly after a localized heavy down pour that fell in portions of Clarke County VA.
At 5 of the 16 sites tested the E. coli levels exceeded the Virginia Water Quality Standard threshold level of 235 colony forming units of E. coli per 100 ml of sample for freshwater beaches. These sites were:
FC08, Main-stem Shenandoah River, at Castleman’s Ferry public boat ramp, Route 7 bridge, Clarke County
FC05, Main-stem Shenandoah River, at Lockes Landing public boat landing, Clarke County
FC01, Main-stem Shenandoah River, at at Berry’s public boat ramp, Route 50 bridge, Clarke County
FW36, Manassas Run, a tributary the feeds into the Main-stem Shenandoah River just upstream of the public boat landing at Morgan’s Ford Bridge on Morgans Ford Road, Warren County
FW35, Main-stem Shenandoah River, in the Main-stem Shenandoah River at Morgan’s Ford Bridge public boat landing below confluence with Manassas Run, Warren County