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Etowah River Bacteria Monitoring for Aug. 9, 2012

Article Published in Rome News-Tribune Aug. 10, 2012

CRBI releases E. coli numbers for August 9, 2012
by Coosa River Basin Initiative reports

The geometric mean of our three testing sites was 104.5 cfu/100ml, below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency safe level of 126 cfu/100ml on August 9.
 
 
The geometric mean on Aug. 9. of our three testing sites was 104.5 cfu/100ml, below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency safe level of 126 cfu/100ml.

The readings for the three individual sites were as follows:

US 411 near Kingston: 107.1 cfu/100ml

Grizzard Park at the Rome Bypass near Rome 111.2 cfu/100ml

2nd Avenue in Rome: 95.9 cfu/100ml

Since May 3 when CRBI began the monitoring program, bacteria levels in the river have remained low with only one of 13 monitoring events exceeding the USEPA safe level of 126 cfu/100ml. Bacteria levels in the Etowah tend to increase after heavy rains when pollution washes off the surface of the land into the river and streams feeding the river.

 

Read more: RN-T.com - CRBI releases E coli numbers for August 9 2012

 

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