August 08, 2023, FSDR North Fork Shenandoah River at Deer Rapids public boat launch, Shenandoah County VA.
These are the E. coli results for the water samples that were collected on, Tuesday, August 8, after the rain that came through in some areas on Monday. Two out of 13 of the sites tested exceeded the criteria utilized by FOSR of 235 CFU/100 ml. Prior to October 2019, Virginia’s water quality standard for freshwater beach advisories or closures was a single sample maximum of 235 E. coli CFU/100 ml of sample. Virginia no longer has a single, instantaneous, sample maximum or any criteria for primary recreational contact in freshwaters.