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 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 February 27th, 2020. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on March 2nd, 2020 at 4:06 PM.
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Current Weather
24°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Chattahoochee River @ Medlock Bridge is sampled weekly from January 1st from 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/

Water Quality Graph

Chattahoochee River @ Medlock Bridge

Norcross, Georgia

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 February 27th, 2020. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on March 2nd, 2020 at 4:06 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
24°C
Clear and sunny

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 from 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/

Water Quality Graph

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