FOSR’s 2024 Summer E. coli Test Program Results for Thursday, May 30, 2024

 05.30.204 FPHCTL Hawksbill Creek, Town of Luray, Page County VA E. coli reading 980.4 MPN  CFUs per 100mL of sample

These are the E. coli results for the water samples collected on Thursday May 30, 2024 as part of Friends of the Shenandoah River (FOSR) Summer E. coli Testing Program at public access locations on the Main-stem, South Fork, and North Fork of the Shenandoah River.  These results provide a snapshot of the E. coli bacteria concentrations at the designated sites on the date, time, and under the conditions that the water samples were collected.

On May 30, 2024, 1 out of 16 of the sites tested exceeded the criteria utilized by FOSR of 235 E. coli 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.

The FOSR provides unrestricted access to our water-quality data. We ask that acknowledgment and credit is given when using and referring to these data. Please support us with a donation so that we can continue to provide you with these valuable data.

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