Chattahoochee River @ Medlock Bridge

Norcross, Georgia

E.coli samples are collected each week by the National Park Service. The sampling site is located at Medlock Bridge Road near the top of the 48-mile Chattahoochee National Recreation Area (CRNRA) along the Chattahoochee River. The area around Medlock Bridge Road used less frequently than other areas of the CRNRA due to lack of shoals trails along the river, but people do fish and boat. A few miles downstream is the National Park Service's Jones Bridge Unit, which is very heavily used by picnickers, waders, hikers, and dog-walkers.

Tests are taken weekly and results are updated to Swim Guide each Friday

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

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 3th, 2021. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 4th, 2021 at 10:33 AM.
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Current Weather
8°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Chattahoochee River @ Medlock Bridge is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Samples are collected weekly and analyzed from three locations in a partnership between the National Park Service, United States Geological Survey and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. When new sample data is available, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates SWIM Guide.

A test does not meet water quality standards when a presumptive E. coli level has a EPA Beach Action Value higher than 235 MPN/100ml.

Real-time advisories based on turbidity levels can be viewed by following this link: https://www2.usgs.gov/water/southatlantic/ga/bacteria/

Read more
Water Quality Graph

Chattahoochee River @ Medlock Bridge

Norcross, Georgia

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
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 3th, 2021. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 4th, 2021 at 10:33 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
8°C
Mostly clear

E.coli samples are collected each week by the National Park Service. The sampling site is located at Medlock Bridge Road near the top of the 48-mile Chattahoochee National Recreation Area (CRNRA) along the Chattahoochee River. The area around Medlock Bridge Road used less frequently than other areas of the CRNRA due to lack of shoals trails along the river, but people do fish and boat. A few miles downstream is the National Park Service's Jones Bridge Unit, which is very heavily used by picnickers, waders, hikers, and dog-walkers.

Tests are taken weekly and results are updated to Swim Guide each Friday

Monitoring Frequency

Chattahoochee River @ Medlock Bridge is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Samples are collected weekly and analyzed from three locations in a partnership between the National Park Service, United States Geological Survey and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. When new sample data is available, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates SWIM Guide.

A test does not meet water quality standards when a presumptive E. coli level has a EPA Beach Action Value higher than 235 MPN/100ml.

Real-time advisories based on turbidity levels can be viewed by following this link: https://www2.usgs.gov/water/southatlantic/ga/bacteria/

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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