E. coli Monitoring Results through April, 2018

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FOMR graciously acknowledges that the 2018 E. coli  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 April, 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 235 CFU/100ml.

# of E. coli present in April’s samples:

Back Creek 1  – 400
Back Creek 2  –  667
Back Creek 3  –  100
Back Creek 3.8  – 534
Bells Creek  –  2,034
Eidson Creek 1  – 134
Eidson Creek 2  – 100
Middle River 1  –  734
Middle River 2  –  200
Middle River 3A  –  134
Middle River 3B  –  134
Middle River 4A  –  100
Middle River 4B  –  no sample
Middle River 5  – 734
Middle River 6  – 134

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


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