FOMR adds Christians Creek to its E. Coli Monitoring in July

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In July, FOMR added eleven new monitoring sites in the Christian Creek Watershed to its E. coli Monitoring Program.  Of the eleven sites, nine are on the main stem of Christians Creek, one is on Barterbrook Branch, and one is on Meadow Run.

Here is a list of the new sites:

Christians Creek sites (with site ID):
Bridge over on Old Staunton Road, Greenville  CC-OSR
Bridge on Peyton Hill Road, Greenville  CC-PHR
Bridge on Churchmans Mill Road near Stuarts Draft  CC-CMR
Bridge on Barterbrook Road near Staunton  CC-BBR
Bridge on Jericho Road at Rt 250 at Brands Flat  CC-JR
Bridge on Sangers Lane near Staunton  CC-SL
On private property downstream of bridge on Sangers Lane  CC-DD
Bridge on St. James Road near Barren Ridge  CC-SJR
Bridge on Barren Ridge Road near Verona  CC-BRR
Bridge on Tilt Hammer Road near Verona  CC-THR

Barterbrook Branch site (with site ID):
Bridge on McCombs Mill Lane near Staunton  BB-MML

Meadow Run site (with site ID):
Bridge on Old Mill Road near Verona  MR-OMR

How did these sites do in July?

Christians Creek sites (with score): 
Bridge over on Old Staunton Road, Greenville  CC-OSR  867 very bad
Bridge on Peyton Hill Road, Greenville  CC-PHR   4,000  very, very, very bd
Bridge on Churchmans Mill Road near Stuarts Draft  CC-CMR  1,134 very, very bad
Bridge on Barterbrook Road near Staunton  CC-BBR   500 bad
Bridge on Jericho Road at Rt 250 at Brands Flat  CC-JR   367 bad
Bridge on Sangers Lane near Staunton  CC-SL  634 bad
On private property downstream of bridge on Sangers Lane  CC-DD  934 very bad
Bridge on St. James Road near Barren Ridge  CC-SJR  200 good
Bridge on Barren Ridge Road near Verona  CC-BRR  100  very good
Bridge on Tilt Hammer Road near Verona  CC-THR  100 very good

Barterbrook Branch site (with score):
Bridge on McCombs Mill Lane near Staunton  BB-MML  400 bad

Meadow Run site (with score):
Bridge on Old Mill Road near Verona  MR-OMR  334 bad

good  – means the E. coli level is below the VA State Standard of 235 – water is safe for recreational use

bad – means the E. coli level is above the VA State Standard of 235 – water is unsafe for recreational use

 

FOMR thanks Ann & Mike Cline, Jan & Eddie Painter, David Driver, Ruth Harp, John McCarthy, Joe Thompson, and Joe McCue for their volunteer effort with this monitoring project.