Fourchon Beach

Golden Meadow, Louisiana
Mis à jour par The Swim Guide

Fourchon Beach and Port Fourchon are Louisiana's only surfing spot. Beautiful white sand beaches are also the unexpected signature of Louisiana's Gulf of Mexico Coast. Fourchon has been through the ringer, following Hurricane Katrina 2005 and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010. After many years of closure, the beach is again open for swimming, surfing, and fishing.

Photo by Louisiana GOHSEP

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Aucune donnée actuelle
  • Statut Actuel
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide 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
4°C
Ciel dégagé
FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

La qualité de l’eau de cette plage n’est pas vérifiée

SOURCES

The Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals Beach Monitoring Program analyzes beach water for enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria from May to September. These bacteria represent those commonly found in sewage pollution, and which could cause disease, infections or rashes.

If bacteria levels are detected, DHH issues an advisory, and swim advisory signs posted near the shoreline are opened to advise beachgoers to refrain from swimming until bacteria levels are in compliance with federal guidelines.

Samples are collected weekly on Mondays & Tuesdays and results are available Wednesday & Thursday from May 1st through October 31st. Swim Guide checks the website daily from Monday - Friday during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when the single sample results show Enterococci counts below 104 cfu / 100ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples are fewer than 35 MPN (Most Probable Number) colonies of Enterococci per 100 ml of water and when the geometric mean of fecal coliform is under 200 mpn / 100 ml for samples taken over a 30 day period.

A beach is marked Red when single sample results show Enterococci counts above 104 cfu/ 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples is greater than 35 MPN of Enterococci / 100 ml of water. Beaches are also marked Red when the geometric mean of fecal coliform is over 200 mpn / 100 ml for samples taken over a 30 day period.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU

Fourchon Beach

Golden Meadow, Louisiana
Mis à jour par The Swim Guide

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Aucune donnée actuelle
  • Statut Actuel
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide 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
4°C
Ciel dégagé

Fourchon Beach and Port Fourchon are Louisiana's only surfing spot. Beautiful white sand beaches are also the unexpected signature of Louisiana's Gulf of Mexico Coast. Fourchon has been through the ringer, following Hurricane Katrina 2005 and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010. After many years of closure, the beach is again open for swimming, surfing, and fishing.

Photo by Louisiana GOHSEP

FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

La qualité de l’eau de cette plage n’est pas vérifiée

SOURCES

The Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals Beach Monitoring Program analyzes beach water for enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria from May to September. These bacteria represent those commonly found in sewage pollution, and which could cause disease, infections or rashes.

If bacteria levels are detected, DHH issues an advisory, and swim advisory signs posted near the shoreline are opened to advise beachgoers to refrain from swimming until bacteria levels are in compliance with federal guidelines.

Samples are collected weekly on Mondays & Tuesdays and results are available Wednesday & Thursday from May 1st through October 31st. Swim Guide checks the website daily from Monday - Friday during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when the single sample results show Enterococci counts below 104 cfu / 100ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples are fewer than 35 MPN (Most Probable Number) colonies of Enterococci per 100 ml of water and when the geometric mean of fecal coliform is under 200 mpn / 100 ml for samples taken over a 30 day period.

A beach is marked Red when single sample results show Enterococci counts above 104 cfu/ 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples is greater than 35 MPN of Enterococci / 100 ml of water. Beaches are also marked Red when the geometric mean of fecal coliform is over 200 mpn / 100 ml for samples taken over a 30 day period.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU



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