Operation Clearwater – Water Quality Report as of 7/24/19

Hello and Happy Weekend!

Our volunteers had beautiful weather on Wednesday, July 24th, when they went out to collect water samples at the locations on the chart. It was a pretty good week with passing grades at almost every site! There has been very little rain again this week and cooler temperatures, which could be contributing to the low bacteria scores.

It looks like we have a pretty clear week ahead of us with possibly very little rain! We still highly suggest waiting at least 48 hours before enjoying any activities on the water. The rain causes runoff that brings in bacteria and other pollutants from land so we suggest residents wait before the bacteria levels drop again.

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 weekend,

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