DeSoto Falls

Mentone, Alabama

DeSoto Falls Lake is located on the West Fork of Little River. Desoto Lake is a popular swimming and fishing spot along Little River. The AA Miller Dam creates a beautiful flatwater section that is great for kayaking and swimming. DeSoto State Park has a $4 parking fee. Features a kayak/canoe launch with kayak rentals available. Parking is limited. Closes at dark.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
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Monitoring Frequency

DeSoto Falls is sampled weekly from May 26th to September 1st.

Source Information

Little River Waterkeeper staff monitor water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts Memorial Day Weekend and ends Labor Day Weekend.

At all sites, water is sampled for E. coli, total coliform. We test for turbidity and Nitrates when necessary.
Disclaimer:
The Little River Waterkeeper reserve the right to publish test results for public knowledge. Test results are fact-based science research used to identify types and location of pollution issues. The tests are 99.9% accurate.

The Little River Waterkeeper utilizes the standardized state and federal criteria of 235 col/100 ml for collecting and analyzing water samples. Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E.coli CFU (colony forming units) per 100 ml.

Water samples are collected each Thursday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Results are posted each Friday. Results posted here on Swim Guide indicate E. coli concentrations.

Data from water monitoring is used by the Little River Waterkeeper to determine a source of pollution. Further sampling is taken by the Waterkeeper when necessary.

A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 235 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 235 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

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DeSoto Falls

Mentone, Alabama

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

DeSoto Falls Lake is located on the West Fork of Little River. Desoto Lake is a popular swimming and fishing spot along Little River. The AA Miller Dam creates a beautiful flatwater section that is great for kayaking and swimming. DeSoto State Park has a $4 parking fee. Features a kayak/canoe launch with kayak rentals available. Parking is limited. Closes at dark.

Monitoring Frequency

DeSoto Falls is sampled weekly from May 26th to September 1st.

Source Information

Little River Waterkeeper staff monitor water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts Memorial Day Weekend and ends Labor Day Weekend.

At all sites, water is sampled for E. coli, total coliform. We test for turbidity and Nitrates when necessary.
Disclaimer:
The Little River Waterkeeper reserve the right to publish test results for public knowledge. Test results are fact-based science research used to identify types and location of pollution issues. The tests are 99.9% accurate.

The Little River Waterkeeper utilizes the standardized state and federal criteria of 235 col/100 ml for collecting and analyzing water samples. Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E.coli CFU (colony forming units) per 100 ml.

Water samples are collected each Thursday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Results are posted each Friday. Results posted here on Swim Guide indicate E. coli concentrations.

Data from water monitoring is used by the Little River Waterkeeper to determine a source of pollution. Further sampling is taken by the Waterkeeper when necessary.

A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 235 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 235 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

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Water Quality Graph

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