Bacteria counts at about half the sites in the Rhode River were sky high this week, probably due to the high amounts of rain that the West and Rhode River watersheds received prior to Wednesday, June 6.
Addl. sample taken at W6 on 8/1; result was 0 colonies
For 8/8: Rhode marker #3: 0 cfu/100 mL; Rhode 6A (upstream of R6): 268 cfu/100 mL
In the days prior to sampling, the watershed received 1-2\" of rain.