We collected the water samples to test for E. coli levels at the 15 designated public access and recreational use sites yesterday afternoon to be able to provide you with the most current E. coli concentration results for you to make an informed decision about potential associated health risks when recreating in the areas of the river tested going into the holiday weekend.
These are the E. coli concentration results for the water samples were collected yesterday, Thursday, August 29. In a freshwater system, these data represent a snapshot of the water quality on the date, time, and under the conditions that the water sample was collected.
At 1 of the 15 sites tested on August 29, 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. This site was:
- 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