Joseph's Branch

Kensington, Maryland

A more detailed description and photos to come.

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
  • Failed to meet water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 29th, 2022. Potomac Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 1st, 2022 at 5:41 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Joseph's Branch is sampled weekly from May 1st to September 30th.

Source Information

Funded by the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) (Grant# RFA 2018-1805-WQD-VWQM), Anacostia Riverkeepers run a citizen science water quality monitoring program in partnership with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Audubon Naturalist Society, and Rock Creek Conservancy. Testing occurs weekly at 8 sites (from May through September) along the Rock Creek for bacteria, water temperature, air temperature, pH, and turbidity. The goal of this volunteer monitoring program is to provide valuable and accessible water quality data for residents and visitors, so they can make informed decisions before recreating.

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Water Quality Graph

Joseph's Branch

Kensington, Maryland

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
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 29th, 2022. Potomac Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 1st, 2022 at 5:41 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

A more detailed description and photos to come.

Monitoring Frequency

Joseph's Branch is sampled weekly from May 1st to September 30th.

Source Information

Funded by the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) (Grant# RFA 2018-1805-WQD-VWQM), Anacostia Riverkeepers run a citizen science water quality monitoring program in partnership with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Audubon Naturalist Society, and Rock Creek Conservancy. Testing occurs weekly at 8 sites (from May through September) along the Rock Creek for bacteria, water temperature, air temperature, pH, and turbidity. The goal of this volunteer monitoring program is to provide valuable and accessible water quality data for residents and visitors, so they can make informed decisions before recreating.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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