What do some of these numbers mean?
This is a difficult subject to condense in just a few words.
Basic standards for Class 1 waters(for such activities as swimming rafting etc) should not have counts
above 200 fecal coliforms per 100ml.
Basic standards for Class 2 activities (Fishing –stereamside or lakeside activities) should not have fecal coliforms above 2000 fecal coliforms per 100ml.
If a large number of fecal coliforms bacteria(over 200/100ml) are found in water, it is possible that
pathogenic (disease or illness causing) organisms are present in the water.
•Swimming in water with high levels of fecal coliform bacteria increasing the chance of developing illness (Fever, Nausea or stomach cramps).
We now have the ability to measure fecal coliforms.
Most Recent Water Quality Test Results
* numbers rounded to nearest whole number (since this procedure involves staĕsĕcal methods, the tables used show numbers to the nearest tenth) # coordinates represent degrees/minutes/seconds
# coordinates represent degrees/minutes/seconds
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