Operation Clearwater – Water Quality Report as of 7/17/19

Hello and Happy Friday!

On Wednesday, July 17th, a couple of trained Arundel Rivers Federation volunteers collected water samples at the locations on the chart. It was a great week with passing grades at every site! There has been very little rain this past week, which could have kept the bacteria levels low.

Although the bacteria levels were low on Wednesday, we did receive a large amount of rain Wednesday evening. We highly suggest waiting at least 48 hours before enjoying any activities on the water, as per Anne Arundel County’s guidance. The rain causes runoff that carries bacteria and other pollutants from land into the water.

Because we only visit sites once a week, we count on you to be our eyes and ears on your Creek. Please let us know if you see or smell anything unusual around your community. Enjoy the sunny week we have ahead of us and stay safe out on the South River!

Have a wonderful week,

Jesse Iliff,
South Riverkeeper
Jeff Holland,
West/Rhode Riverkeeper


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