Operation Clearwater – Water Quality Report as of 7/31/19

Hello and Happy Friday!

Our volunteers went out on Wednesday, July 31st, to test the bacteria levels around the watersheds at the sites located in the chart. It was another fantastic week with passing grades at every site except our Church Creek restoration site! However, there has been quite a bit of rain on Thursday and today, which could increase the bacteria levels.

It looks like we will receive some thunderstorms with rain later this weekend. We highly suggest waiting at least 48 hours after a rainstorm to enjoy any activities on the water. Rainwater runoff carries bacteria and other pollutants from land into the water.

Enjoy your week out on the Rivers and remember 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.

Have a wonderful week,

Jesse Iliff, 
South Riverkeeper

Jeff Holland, 
West/Rhode Riverkeeper