Shoreham Beach Citizen's Association

Mayo, Maryland

The Shoreham Community Beach is located right along the South River and is located just before the river intersects with the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Shoreham Beach is on the south side of the South River in Mayo, MD.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on May 27th, 2020. Arundel Rivers Federeation updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on May 29th, 2020 at 12:45 PM.
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Current Weather
22°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks
Monitoring Frequency

Shoreham Beach Citizen's Association is sampled weekly from May 22nd from September 31st.

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

Shoreham Beach Citizen's Association

Mayo, Maryland

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on May 27th, 2020. Arundel Rivers Federeation updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on May 29th, 2020 at 12:45 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
22°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks

The Shoreham Community Beach is located right along the South River and is located just before the river intersects with the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Shoreham Beach is on the south side of the South River in Mayo, MD.

Monitoring Frequency

Shoreham Beach Citizen's Association is sampled weekly from May 22nd from September 31st.

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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