This status is based on the latest sample, take on August 31st, 2023
Coosa River Basin Initiative updates the status of this beach as soon as
test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide
on September 1st at 11:08 AM.
Joseph Vann Hwy Ramp is sampled
Water Quality Graph:
About Joseph Vann Hwy Ramp
This rural boat ramp sits immediately upstream of the confluence where the Coosawattee and Conasauga Rivers join to form the Oostanaula River just outside of Calhoun. There are no amenities other than river access and decent parking in a gravel lot.
Samples are collected by trained CRBI Swim Guide staff weekly (each Thursday) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Results are analyzed and published each Friday here and at coosa.org.
A test does not meet water quality standards when a presumptive E. coli level has an EPA Beach Action Value higher than 235 MPN/100ml. At this level, EPA estimates that more than 8 out of 1000 swimmers could become ill.