Ashley River 1

Charleston, South Carolina

The lower Ashley River below the Charleston Memorial Bridges and the James Island Connector is a busy waterway. It is home to the City Marina, The Harborage at Ashley Marina, Bristol Marina, and Ripley's Point Marina. Charleston Community Sailing frequently uses the lower Ashley for sailing lessons. Its mission is "to improve the community and the sport of sailing by providing access, facilities, and sailing instruction to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, skill levels, and physical abilities." Learn more about Charleston Community Sailing here: http://www.charlestoncommunitysailing.org/.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
8°C
Chance of heavy rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Ashley River 1 is sampled weekly from May 1st to October 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Charleston Waterkeeper’s Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program regularly tests the “swimmability” of several local tidal creeks and hotspots for activities like swimming, SUPing, kayaking, and sailing. Every Wednesday from May through October samples are collected and analyzed for the amount of Enterococcus bacteria present.

Testing results are posted to Swim Guide every Thursday afternoon or as soon as they are available.

The State of South Carolina’s water quality standard for water-based recreational activity is 104 MPN/100 mL. Swimming and other full body contact recreational activity is not recommended in areas where the most recent testing shows Enterococcus bacteria counts of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.

Sample site locations are color coded in Swim Guide as follows:

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower.
A “Red” site = test result of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.
A “Gray” site = no test result

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Ashley River 1

Charleston, South Carolina

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Charleston Waterkeeper 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
8°C
Chance of heavy rain

The lower Ashley River below the Charleston Memorial Bridges and the James Island Connector is a busy waterway. It is home to the City Marina, The Harborage at Ashley Marina, Bristol Marina, and Ripley's Point Marina. Charleston Community Sailing frequently uses the lower Ashley for sailing lessons. Its mission is "to improve the community and the sport of sailing by providing access, facilities, and sailing instruction to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, skill levels, and physical abilities." Learn more about Charleston Community Sailing here: http://www.charlestoncommunitysailing.org/.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Ashley River 1 is sampled weekly from May 1st to October 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Charleston Waterkeeper’s Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program regularly tests the “swimmability” of several local tidal creeks and hotspots for activities like swimming, SUPing, kayaking, and sailing. Every Wednesday from May through October samples are collected and analyzed for the amount of Enterococcus bacteria present.

Testing results are posted to Swim Guide every Thursday afternoon or as soon as they are available.

The State of South Carolina’s water quality standard for water-based recreational activity is 104 MPN/100 mL. Swimming and other full body contact recreational activity is not recommended in areas where the most recent testing shows Enterococcus bacteria counts of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.

Sample site locations are color coded in Swim Guide as follows:

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower.
A “Red” site = test result of 104 MPN/100 mL or higher.
A “Gray” site = no test result

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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