From the mouth of the South River all the way to Bacon Ridge Branch, over 40 South River Federation volunteers participated in the 7th Annual South River Snapshot. Volunteers spread out across the entire South River watershed on the morning of Saturday, April 9th and conducted water quality tests to assess the River’s health. Although the data represents just a “snapshot” in time, collecting the data from over 40 sites around the River simultaneously, and doing it at about the same time each year, gives a good general barometer of the relative health of our streams and creeks. While most of the sites had safe or normal bacteria levels, a few sites did have high levels. You can see the bacteria results on Diana’s blog.
Patch.com wrote a nice article on the Snapshot! Click here to read it.