Hillsmere Shores Community Beach

Annapolis, Maryland

Hillsmere Shores Community Beach is located right on the South River on the Annapolis side. This private beach is located between Duvall Creek and Quiet Waters Park.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . South River Federation 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
8°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 15 May to 15 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

South River Federation monitoring a variety of recreational and stream 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 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 advises that after a 1/2" 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

Hillsmere Shores Community Beach

Annapolis, Maryland

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . South River Federation 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
8°C
Clear

Hillsmere Shores Community Beach is located right on the South River on the Annapolis side. This private beach is located between Duvall Creek and Quiet Waters Park.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 15 May to 15 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

South River Federation monitoring a variety of recreational and stream 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 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 advises that after a 1/2" 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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