E. coli Monitoring Results

April, 2021  We are seeing increased E. coli levels in Christians Creek similar to this time last year as the weather warms up. Two sites had extremely high levels again where we have seen this frequently in the past. There is a lot of agricultural activity (poultry farm) just upstream.  There are only two months left for this project on Christians Creek and then we will shift our monitoring efforts back onto the Middle River.

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.

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


Christians Creek Watershed

Christian Creek Sites (with score):
CC-OSR  Bridge on Old Staunton Road, Greenville   1200 Extremely High

CC-PHR  Bridge on Peyton Hill Road, Greenville   1434 Extremely High 

CC-CMR  Bridge on Churchmans Mill Road near Stuarts Draft   200

CC-BBR  Bridge on Barterbrook Road near Staunton   200 Good 

CC-JR     Bridge on Jericho Road at Rt 250 at Brands Flat    834 High

CC-SL     Bridge on Sangers Lane near Staunton   634 High

CC-DD    On private property downstream of bridge on Sangers Lane   534 High

CC-SJR   Bridge on St. James Road near Barren Ridge   200 Good

CC-BRR  Bridge on Barren Ridge Road near Verona   0 Excellent

CC-THR  Bridge on Tilt Hammer Road near Verona   0 Excellent

Barterbrook Branch site (with score):
BB-MML  Bridge on McCombs Mill Lane near Staunton   34 Very Good

Meadow Run site (with score):
MR-OMR  Bridge on Old Mill Road near Verona  67 Very Good

Christians Creek complete data spreadsheet HERE (Jul. 2019-Apr. 2021)


Middle River Watershed

Main stem of Middle River. No new monitoring has been done since December, 2020.
MR1  Bridge on Summerdean Rd, Rt 602  0 Excellent

MR2  Bridge on Cales Spring Road, Rt 603  200 Good

MR3A  Bridge on Trimbles Mill Rd, Rt 707  0 Excellent

MR3B  Bridge on Trimbles Mill Rd, Rt 707, at Boy Scout Lane  0 Excellent

Middle River complete data spreadsheet HERE  (Jul. 2015-Dec. 2020)