Purple Creek

Jackson, Mississippi

Located on upstream side of Purple Creek bridge on Westbrook Road. Access by parking on roadside and walking down either bank to creek. Westbrook Road and Purple Creek bridge at this location is east of the soccer field complex, after Westbrook enters a line of woods on either side of the road. Bridge is 0.13 miles west of the end of Westbrook Road. Westbrook ends at the gate entering the Westbrook family property.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 1st, 2021. Pearl Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 3th, 2021 at 3:56 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Purple Creek is sampled weekly from May 1st to September 1st.

Source Information

Pearl Riverkeeper is a member of the MS State Extension MS Water Stewards program. Our water quality monitoring is conducted using EPA-approved protocols developed by Alabama Water Watch. Weekly sampling season starts in June and ends Labor Day Weekend.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli, total coliform and temperature. Pearl Riverkeeper uses the MS State Extension MS Water Stewards guidance for interpreting bacteriological data. A recreation site is marked Green when single-sample results (average of 3 triplicate cultures) are under 600 E.coli/100 mL water. A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 600 E.coli/100 mL water. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. All sites monitored are natural waterbodies and contaminants are present from a wide variety of sources. Local conditions fluctuate, sometimes rapidly, especially after rainfall events. The results displayed above are only representative of the exact time, date and location at which the sample was taken and do not represent the water quality between sampling events or at other locations nearby on the river. Users of this data should not assume that a “low” E. coli level means that it is necessarily safe or risk-free to make contact with the water. E. coli is not the only contaminant of concern for recreational users, and is used merely as an indicator of potential fecal contamination. Pearl Riverkeeper., their employees, and agents can provide no guaranty of water safety and, as such, the user assumes all risks associated with the use of this data and swimming in the Pearl River Basin. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK!

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Purple Creek

Jackson, Mississippi

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 1st, 2021. Pearl Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 3th, 2021 at 3:56 PM.
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Located on upstream side of Purple Creek bridge on Westbrook Road. Access by parking on roadside and walking down either bank to creek. Westbrook Road and Purple Creek bridge at this location is east of the soccer field complex, after Westbrook enters a line of woods on either side of the road. Bridge is 0.13 miles west of the end of Westbrook Road. Westbrook ends at the gate entering the Westbrook family property.

Monitoring Frequency

Purple Creek is sampled weekly from May 1st to September 1st.

Source Information

Pearl Riverkeeper is a member of the MS State Extension MS Water Stewards program. Our water quality monitoring is conducted using EPA-approved protocols developed by Alabama Water Watch. Weekly sampling season starts in June and ends Labor Day Weekend.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli, total coliform and temperature. Pearl Riverkeeper uses the MS State Extension MS Water Stewards guidance for interpreting bacteriological data. A recreation site is marked Green when single-sample results (average of 3 triplicate cultures) are under 600 E.coli/100 mL water. A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 600 E.coli/100 mL water. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. All sites monitored are natural waterbodies and contaminants are present from a wide variety of sources. Local conditions fluctuate, sometimes rapidly, especially after rainfall events. The results displayed above are only representative of the exact time, date and location at which the sample was taken and do not represent the water quality between sampling events or at other locations nearby on the river. Users of this data should not assume that a “low” E. coli level means that it is necessarily safe or risk-free to make contact with the water. E. coli is not the only contaminant of concern for recreational users, and is used merely as an indicator of potential fecal contamination. Pearl Riverkeeper., their employees, and agents can provide no guaranty of water safety and, as such, the user assumes all risks associated with the use of this data and swimming in the Pearl River Basin. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK!

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