Ledges Whitewater Park

Asheville, North Carolina

Ledges Whitewater Park located off of Old Marshall Highway/251 features grassy area for picnics, limited parking and access to French Broad River. Very popular access for boaters who want to play in the series of class II to II+ rapids this section of river. For more park info go to http://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/parks/facilities/river/Ledges.aspx

This site is part of the French Broad River Paddle Trail which connects over 140 miles of the French Broad River through paddle in only campsites and access sites. For more information including camp site reservations go to http://wnca.org/paddle/

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • L’eau était satisfaisante dans 60 à 94 % des cas
  • Statut Historique
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . French Broad Riverkeeper/Mountain True updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
MÉTÉO ACTUELLE
29°C
Nuages et soleil
FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées toutes les semaines de 1 Mai à 31 Septembre

SOURCES

The French Broad Riverkeeper, housed at the MountainTrue, monitors the French Broad River Watershed for E. coli, a bacteria found in the waste (feces) of most warm-blooded animals, including humans. High levels of E. coli can pose a health risk for people swimming in the water.

Participating volunteers take weekly water samples, and sites are listed as failing to meet water quality standards if they fall the samples are above EPA's recommended safe level for E. coli of 235 E. coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water. Volunteers take samples early each week, and results are posted on Thursday or Friday.

This sample data provides a general guide to the health of the waterway and should only be used for informational purposes. This data does not guarantee the sampled area is safe for swimming at all times.

Overall, E. coli levels in the French Broad River are low, and the river is typically safe for swimming. However, E. coli levels can change at any time and frequently increase after rain events. As a general rule, if the water is clear, then E. coli levels are likely to be low.

Please contact the French Broad Riverkeeper at hartwell@mountaintrue.org if you have questions. Please also contact us if you would like to volunteer to take water samples.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU

Ledges Whitewater Park

Asheville, North Carolina

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • L’eau était satisfaisante dans 60 à 94 % des cas
  • Statut Historique
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . French Broad Riverkeeper/Mountain True updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
MÉTÉO ACTUELLE
29°C
Nuages et soleil

Ledges Whitewater Park located off of Old Marshall Highway/251 features grassy area for picnics, limited parking and access to French Broad River. Very popular access for boaters who want to play in the series of class II to II+ rapids this section of river. For more park info go to http://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/parks/facilities/river/Ledges.aspx

This site is part of the French Broad River Paddle Trail which connects over 140 miles of the French Broad River through paddle in only campsites and access sites. For more information including camp site reservations go to http://wnca.org/paddle/

FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées toutes les semaines de 1 Mai à 31 Septembre

SOURCES

The French Broad Riverkeeper, housed at the MountainTrue, monitors the French Broad River Watershed for E. coli, a bacteria found in the waste (feces) of most warm-blooded animals, including humans. High levels of E. coli can pose a health risk for people swimming in the water.

Participating volunteers take weekly water samples, and sites are listed as failing to meet water quality standards if they fall the samples are above EPA's recommended safe level for E. coli of 235 E. coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water. Volunteers take samples early each week, and results are posted on Thursday or Friday.

This sample data provides a general guide to the health of the waterway and should only be used for informational purposes. This data does not guarantee the sampled area is safe for swimming at all times.

Overall, E. coli levels in the French Broad River are low, and the river is typically safe for swimming. However, E. coli levels can change at any time and frequently increase after rain events. As a general rule, if the water is clear, then E. coli levels are likely to be low.

Please contact the French Broad Riverkeeper at hartwell@mountaintrue.org if you have questions. Please also contact us if you would like to volunteer to take water samples.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU



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