November E. coli Monitoring Results

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Christians Creek November Results

What a difference a rain makes!  

October’s results were severely influenced by heavy rains that washed bacteria into Christians Creek.  November’s results are much, much better, not only because there was no heavy rain to wash bacteria into the water but also because livestock during cooler weather do not need to lounge in the water to keep cool, so there’s less direct deposit from critters.

E. coli results are based on the number of E. coli Colony Forming Units or CFU per 100 milliliters of water (approximately 3.4 ounces) – CFU/100ml 

If the number of CFU/100ml is over 235, the water is not safe for recreational use.
Numbers in red below exceed 235 CFU/100ml.

 Christian Creek Sites (with score):
 Bridge on Old Staunton Road, Greenville   Oct: 1,167  Nov: 667 High
CC-PHR  Bridge on Peyton Hill Road, Greenville   Oct: 967  Nov: 500 High
CC-CMR  Bridge on Churchmans Mill Road near Stuarts Draft   Oct: 800  Nov: 134 Good
CC-BBR  Bridge on Barterbrook Road near Staunton   Oct: 1,700  Nov: 167 Good
CC-JR     Bridge on Jericho Road at Rt 250 at Brands Flat   Oct: 3,834  Nov:  334 High
CC-SL     Bridge on Sangers Lane near Staunton   Oct:  3,600  Nov:  234 Good
CC-DD    On private property downstream of bridge on Sangers Lane   Oct: 4,500  Nov: 200 Good
CC-SJR   Bridge on St. James Road near Barren Ridge   Oct: 3,667  Nov: 334 High
CC-BRR  Bridge on Barren Ridge Road near Verona   Oct: 4,700  Nov: 67 Good
CC-THR  Bridge on Tilt Hammer Road near Verona  Oct: 5,134  Nov: 34 Good

Barterbrook Branch site (with score):
BB-MML  Bridge on McCombs Mill Lane near Staunton   Oct: 1,900  Nov: 100 Good

Meadow Run site (with score):
MR-OMR  Bridge on Old Mill Road near Verona Oct: 3,534  Nov: 67 Good

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

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

Christians Creek full spreadsheet here


Middle River Watershed

Main stem of Middle River:
MR1  Bridge on Summerdean Rd, Rt 602  134 Good
MR2  Bridge on Cales Spring Road, Rt 603  167 Good
Bridge on Trimbles Mill Rd, Rt 707  234 Good
Bridge on Trimbles Mill Rd, Rt 707, at Boy Scout Lane  100 Good

Middle River full spreadsheet here

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