West and Rhode River
Enterococci cfu/100 ml

Summer 2012

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⇐ Rhode current hot spots West ⇒

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DateB1B2B3B4B5B6B7B8B9B10B11B12B13B14B15
8/29/20121446166267222063026226
8/22/20121922122668210211044621
8/15/2012822012228022112121412
8/8/20121081261413048124226111118
8/1/2012128810147815102418860182036612
7/25/2012126881834416223226414
7/18/201235421241216114521411824612112
7/11/201211210562383218821416120
7/2/201210361018281068261461214216
6/27/20121464818246116152120
6/20/2012148213418664812112126
6/13/2012142316701021756126418301082834228
6/6/2012221302042260142122122 4 28 1 100
5/30/201265012624068845611666 1244 4 102
5/23/201211111122111 1 1 1 1
Notes:-- = no sample taken.
Notes:Yellow: warning, above 104; orange: high, above 158; red: dangerously high, over 1000

DateComment
6/6/2012approx 0.25 inches of precip within 48 hours
6/13/2012approx 0.25 inches of precip within 24 hours of sampling
7/11/2012less than 0.25 in of precip recorded within 24 hrs of sampling
7/18/2012no significant rainfall in 48 hrs prior to sampling
7/25/2012No precip within 48 hrs prior to sampling
8/1/2012Less than .10 inches of rain within 48 hour period
8/8/2012No measurable precipitation w/in 48 hrs prior to sampling
8/15/2012No measurable precipitation w/in 48 hrs prior to sampling
8/22/2012approx .4 inches of precip within 48 hours of sampling
8/29/2012Approx .1 inches of precip within 48 hours of sampling

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Map showing Rhode River sampling sites [B1-B8] Map showing West River sampling sites [B9-B15]

ID Site Name Lat Long Body of Water Where to Measure
B1 High Island 38.8840 -76.5290 Rhode River Near sign on the south side of sandbar
B2 Cloverlea Community Beach 38.8777 -76.5167 Rhode River Off the beach no shallower than 2 feet
B3 Camp Letts 38.8875 -76.5292 Rhode River Off the dock south of sailboat moorings
B4 Whitemarsh Community Dock and Beach 38.8958 -76.5220 Whitemarch Creek Off the end of the dock
B5 Riverclub Community Dock and Beach 38.9005 -76.5292 Bear Neck Creek Off the end of the dock
B6 Holly Hills 38.9008 -76.5275 Bear Neck Creek Off the end of the dock
B7 Cadle Creek Community Dock 38.8820 -76.5108 Cadle Creek Off the end of the dock
B8 Deep Beach / Rhode River Cove #1 38.8727 -76.5227 Rhode River On southern side of the cove near beach

B9 West River Sailing Club 38.8452 -76.5378 Tenthouse Creek North of swimming pool at marina
B10 Westelee 38.8367 -76.5273 South Creek Off the end of the Crenshaw dock
B11 Avalon Shores 38.8357 -76.5253 South Creek just outside the swimming area pilings
B12 West River Center / Methodist Summer Camp 38.8325 -76.5433 West River Off the end of dock / near moorings
B13 Galesville Pier 38.8423 -76.5390 West River Just off county dock
B14 Parrish Creek #1 Marker 38.8518 -76.5065 Parrish Creek In close vicinity of the #1 marker
B15 Columbia Beach 38.8209 -76.4966 open bay community dock