Galesville Pier

Galesville, Maryland

The Galesville waterfront is a county park on the West River with a kayak launch and fishing pier. It is also the site of recent living shoreline and rain garden restoration sites. See http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/launch/galesville.cfm

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . West/Rhode Riverkeeper Inc updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
1°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Galesville Pier is sampled weekly from May 22nd to September 4th

SOURCE INFORMATION

West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc. samples swimming locations every Wednesday from the week before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Samples results are generally reported on Thursdays and Swim Guide is updated as soon as possible to reflect the latest results.

Samples are measured for Entroccoci bacteria, which serve as an indicator bacteria for pathogens in the water. Analysis is performed by Dr. Sally Hornor of the Anne Arundel Community College using the membrane filtration method (see http://water.epa.gov/scitech/methods/cwa/bioindicators/upload/method_1600.pdf). The Environmental Protection Agency has set a threshold of 104 colony forming units per 100 milliliters (cfu/100ml) as the single test limit for weekly testing. Samples recording less than 104 cfu/100ml are therefore considered "safe levels." Samples recording 104 cfu/100ml or greater are considered "unsafe" due to the increased risk of illness.

Anne Arundel County Department of Health also advises that after a rainfall, all Anne Arundel County beaches are under a no swimming/no direct water contact advisory for 48 hours due to predicted elevated bacteria levels from rainwater runoff and increased health risks.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Galesville Pier

Galesville, Maryland

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . West/Rhode Riverkeeper Inc updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
1°C
Clear and sunny

The Galesville waterfront is a county park on the West River with a kayak launch and fishing pier. It is also the site of recent living shoreline and rain garden restoration sites. See http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/launch/galesville.cfm

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Galesville Pier is sampled weekly from May 22nd to September 4th

SOURCE INFORMATION

West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc. samples swimming locations every Wednesday from the week before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Samples results are generally reported on Thursdays and Swim Guide is updated as soon as possible to reflect the latest results.

Samples are measured for Entroccoci bacteria, which serve as an indicator bacteria for pathogens in the water. Analysis is performed by Dr. Sally Hornor of the Anne Arundel Community College using the membrane filtration method (see http://water.epa.gov/scitech/methods/cwa/bioindicators/upload/method_1600.pdf). The Environmental Protection Agency has set a threshold of 104 colony forming units per 100 milliliters (cfu/100ml) as the single test limit for weekly testing. Samples recording less than 104 cfu/100ml are therefore considered "safe levels." Samples recording 104 cfu/100ml or greater are considered "unsafe" due to the increased risk of illness.

Anne Arundel County Department of Health also advises that after a rainfall, all Anne Arundel County beaches are under a no swimming/no direct water contact advisory for 48 hours due to predicted elevated bacteria levels from rainwater runoff and increased health risks.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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