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):
CC-OSR 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 235 – water is safe for recreational use
High – means the E. coli level is above the VA State Standard of 235 – water is unsafe for recreational use
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
MR3A Bridge on Trimbles Mill Rd, Rt 707 234 Good
MR3B Bridge on Trimbles Mill Rd, Rt 707, at Boy Scout Lane 100 Good