Recreational Water Quality as of 8/17/22

Two sites – South River Park Community and School Creek Headwaters – were above the acceptable range this week. Regardless, everyone should adhere to Anne Arundel County’s 48 hour no swimming/recreational guidance of water ways after a rain event.

The acceptable concentration of Enterococci bacteria for swimming and other direct water contact is less than 104 (cfu) colony forming units/100ml. Precipitation events wash pollutants from the surrounding watershed into the waterways and may increase bacteria levels of the water. Feces from geese and dogs, as well as leaky septic tanks are the top contributors to high bacteria results.

The samples are collected by Arundel Rivers volunteers and analyzed by Dr. Tammy Domanski’s Lab at the Anne Arundel Community College.

Recreational Water Quality as of 8/10/22

Four sites – Granville Creek, South River Park Community, Southdown Shores, and Sylvan Shores – were above the acceptable range this week. However, given the amount of rain this week, everyone should adhere to Anne Arundel County’s 48 hour no swimming/recreational guidance of water ways after a rain event.


The acceptable concentration of Enterococci bacteria for swimming and other direct water contact is less than 104 (cfu) colony forming units/100ml. 

Precipitation events wash pollutants from the surrounding watershed into the waterways and may increase bacteria levels of the water. Feces from geese and dogs, as well as leaky septic tanks are the top contributors to high bacteria results.

The samples are collected by Arundel Rivers volunteers and analyzed by Dr. Tammy Domanski’s Lab at the Anne Arundel Community College.

Ice Cream Social – Volunteers Needed!

Ice Cream Social at the Beach

Saturday, August 6 from 6:00-8:00

Please bring toppings, cookies and brownies to share.

Vanilla and chocolate ice cream and a sorbet from Brusters are on the menu.

A few hardy volunteers are needed to help set up, scoop, and clean up. Please contact 410-263-4456 to volunteer to help.

Recreational Water Quality as of 7/27/22

The acceptable concentration of Enterococci bacteria for swimming and other direct water contact is less than 104 (cfu) colony forming units/100ml.
Anne Arundel County has a 48 hour no swimming/recreational guidance of water ways after a rain event. Precipitation events wash pollutants from the surrounding watershed into the waterways and may increase bacteria levels of the water. Feces from geese and dogs, as well as leaky septic tanks are the top contributors to high bacteria results.
The samples are collected by Arundel Rivers volunteers and analyzed by Dr. Tammy Domanski’s Lab at the Anne Arundel Community College.

Recreational Water Quality as of 7/13/22

The acceptable concentration of Enterococci bacteria for swimming and other direct water contact is less than 104 (cfu) colony forming units/100ml. Anne Arundel County has a 48 hour no swimming/recreational guidance of water ways after a rain event. Precipitation events wash pollutants from the surrounding watershed into the waterways and may increase bacteria levels of the water. Feces from geese and dogs, as well as leaky septic tanks are the top contributors to high bacteria results.The samples are collected by Arundel Rivers volunteers and analyzed by Dr. Tammy Domanski’s Lab at the Anne Arundel Community College.

Recreational Water Quality as of 7/6/22

The acceptable concentration of Enterococci bacteria for swimming and other direct water contact is less than 104 (cfu) colony forming units/100ml. Anne Arundel County has a 48 hour no swimming/recreational guidance of water ways after a rain event.

Precipitation events wash pollutants from the surrounding watershed into the waterways and may increase bacteria levels of the water. Feces from geese and dogs, as well as leaky septic tanks are the top contributors to high bacteria results.

The samples are collected by Arundel Rivers volunteers and analyzed by Dr. Tammy Domanski’s Lab at the Anne Arundel Community College.