French Broad River at Pearson Bridge Rd

Asheville, North Carolina

This sampling location is home to French Broad Outfitters, a full service outfitter offering a retail shop as well as rentals for boats, tubes, stand-up paddle boards, fishing, and camping gear. Shuttles and guided trips are also available. This section of the river is one of most popular sections due to the increasing number of river friendly businesses including the Bywater Bar and Zen Tubing.

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/

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 25th, 2018. 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 at
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CURRENT WEATHER
2°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

French Broad River at Pearson Bridge Rd is sampled weekly from May 1st to September 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

French Broad River at Pearson Bridge Rd

Asheville, North Carolina

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 25th, 2018. 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 at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
2°C
Cloudy

This sampling location is home to French Broad Outfitters, a full service outfitter offering a retail shop as well as rentals for boats, tubes, stand-up paddle boards, fishing, and camping gear. Shuttles and guided trips are also available. This section of the river is one of most popular sections due to the increasing number of river friendly businesses including the Bywater Bar and Zen Tubing.

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/

MONITORING FREQUENCY

French Broad River at Pearson Bridge Rd is sampled weekly from May 1st to September 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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