Choctawhatchee River at U.S. Highway 84

Daleville, Alabama

Another sample collected on May 26th had low E. coli and the beach has been rates as green. Note that when it rains almost any stream can be contaminated because of pollutants washed off the land and there is also a possibility that there can be contamination from sewer overflows if there is a large rain event or rain over a number of days. If there is enough rain to create "muddy" water it is best to allow the water time for the water to get clearer before swimming in it, this is especially important for persons who might be at higher risk because cancer treatments or medications have impaired their immune systems.

The May 18th sample from this site had elevated E. coli numbers. The source is not known but there is a Daleville lagoon discharge not far upstream. Suggestion - avoid this site for 24 to 72 hours after a significant rain event.

This site has moderate to very heavy use for swimming and is also an exit and entry point for paddlers.

Historical data is available for this site at the Alabama Water Watch website using Site Code 04007107.

No samples with E. coil numbers reaching a level of concern have been collected by Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper.

Testing will be done again a few days before Independence Day and a few days before Labor Day.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
19°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Choctawhatchee River at U.S. Highway 84 is sampled from May 15th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The State of Alabama does not regularly monitor any inland swimming areas/beaches. The monitoring is done by Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper at sites where there is significant recreational use. Monitoring is done using methods (protocols) developed by the Alabama Water Watch program that have been approved for first-alert monitoring by Region 4 of the U.

S. EPA.

Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper will monitor these sites for E. coli early in the swimming season until at least Labor Day. If resources allow these sites will at a minimum be monitored once prior to each major summer holiday. If additional resources are available these 5 will be monitored five times a month in May, June-July and August to check for contamination. All data will be reported to the media. Sites that fail to meet water quality standards will be reported to county health departments, the local watershed management authority, posted to the blog on the Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper website and reported directly to members of Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper and the Wiregrass Canoe and Kayak Club.

Sites that fail to meet water quality standards will be tested approximately once a week until they meet water quality standards. If they continue to fail to meet water quality standards, efforts will be made to post the sites as failing or have them posted. Sites that meet water quality standards in the early testing period will be tested prior to each major summer holiday. If at any point they fail to meet water quality standards, they will be tested as above.

For safe and unsafe levels, Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper uses several levels based upon the use of the site. For single samples Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper uses the numbers that Alabama Water Watch uses in its training materials which are slightly rounded from the numbers in EPA 440/5-84-002

These are: We/AWW Uses EPA Number

Designated Beach Area 200 235
Moderately Used Swimming Area 300 298
Lightly Used Swimming Area 400 409
Rarely Used Swimming Area 600 575

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Choctawhatchee River at U.S. Highway 84

Daleville, Alabama

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
19°C
Clear and sunny

Another sample collected on May 26th had low E. coli and the beach has been rates as green. Note that when it rains almost any stream can be contaminated because of pollutants washed off the land and there is also a possibility that there can be contamination from sewer overflows if there is a large rain event or rain over a number of days. If there is enough rain to create "muddy" water it is best to allow the water time for the water to get clearer before swimming in it, this is especially important for persons who might be at higher risk because cancer treatments or medications have impaired their immune systems.

The May 18th sample from this site had elevated E. coli numbers. The source is not known but there is a Daleville lagoon discharge not far upstream. Suggestion - avoid this site for 24 to 72 hours after a significant rain event.

This site has moderate to very heavy use for swimming and is also an exit and entry point for paddlers.

Historical data is available for this site at the Alabama Water Watch website using Site Code 04007107.

No samples with E. coil numbers reaching a level of concern have been collected by Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper.

Testing will be done again a few days before Independence Day and a few days before Labor Day.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Choctawhatchee River at U.S. Highway 84 is sampled from May 15th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The State of Alabama does not regularly monitor any inland swimming areas/beaches. The monitoring is done by Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper at sites where there is significant recreational use. Monitoring is done using methods (protocols) developed by the Alabama Water Watch program that have been approved for first-alert monitoring by Region 4 of the U.

S. EPA.

Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper will monitor these sites for E. coli early in the swimming season until at least Labor Day. If resources allow these sites will at a minimum be monitored once prior to each major summer holiday. If additional resources are available these 5 will be monitored five times a month in May, June-July and August to check for contamination. All data will be reported to the media. Sites that fail to meet water quality standards will be reported to county health departments, the local watershed management authority, posted to the blog on the Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper website and reported directly to members of Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper and the Wiregrass Canoe and Kayak Club.

Sites that fail to meet water quality standards will be tested approximately once a week until they meet water quality standards. If they continue to fail to meet water quality standards, efforts will be made to post the sites as failing or have them posted. Sites that meet water quality standards in the early testing period will be tested prior to each major summer holiday. If at any point they fail to meet water quality standards, they will be tested as above.

For safe and unsafe levels, Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper uses several levels based upon the use of the site. For single samples Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper uses the numbers that Alabama Water Watch uses in its training materials which are slightly rounded from the numbers in EPA 440/5-84-002

These are: We/AWW Uses EPA Number

Designated Beach Area 200 235
Moderately Used Swimming Area 300 298
Lightly Used Swimming Area 400 409
Rarely Used Swimming Area 600 575

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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