E. coli Monitoring Results through January, 2018

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FOMR graciously acknowledges that the 2018 E. coli testing project is possible through the generosity of a grant from the Shenandoah Valley Pure Water Forum

 

Click here to see the results (in spreadsheet  format) of the E. coli study on Upper Middle River from July, 2015, through January, 2018.


E. coli results are based on the number of E. coli Colony Forming Units or CFU per 100 milliliters of water sample – CFU/100ml

The current Virginia standard for recreational use is 235 CFU/100ml.  Numbers in the list below in red exceed 235CFU/100ml.

# of E. coli present on January 24th (results in parenthesis are results of January 15th)

Back Creek 1  – 267
Back Creek 2  –  67
Back Creek 3  –  400  (134)
Back Creek 3.8  – 3,000  (500)
Bells Creek  –  6,367
Eidson Creek 1  – 367  (0)
Eidson Creek 2  – 434 (100)
Middle River 1  –  100  (67)
Middle River 2  –  467  (134)
Middle River 3A  –  100
Middle River 3B  –  100
Middle River 4A  –  34
Middle River 4B  –  0
Middle River 5  – 67  (67)
Middle River 6  – 34  (0)

FOMR acknowledges the following volunteers who make this possible:  

Jo-el Nelson & Louisa Esteban at Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School

Courtney Hallacher and her students at Riverheads High School

FOMR volunteers Mike Harmon, Justin Fischbach, Robbie Brown, Joe Thompson, Bobby Whitescarver, and Joe McCue