SRF Operation Clearwater Water Quality report as of 6/13/18


Southdown Shores had high bacteria readings, on Wednesday, June 13th. Pine Whiff outfall and Crab Creek pre-restoration sites remain high despite the clear weather the last few days. All the other recreational sites had very low readings and the weather forecast looks good for this upcoming weekend.  Come swim and kayak with us at Mayo Beach this Sunday for South x West Rhode Fest . For more information, go to

On Wednesday, June 13th, South River Federation staff collected water samples at the locations listed on the chart.  Feces from geese and dogs, as well as leaky septic tanks are the top contributors to high bacteria results. 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.