Locust Fork River at Taylor Ford

Blountsville, Alabama
Mis à jour par Alabama Water Watch

The Friends of Locust Fork River monitor this site at the end of Taylor Ford Road, designated as AWW Site 10001028. {Link to AWW}

Lots of people come often to the ford to swim, wade or sit in lawn chairs in the shallow water, cooling off one way or another. It's a popular spot, and suitable for young swimmers.

The river is wide here and the views both upriver and down are lovely. This beautiful place is rich with history you can feel when you're there. This ford is a rock shelf stretching clear across the bed of the Locust Fork River, allowing passage of vehicles in low to moderate water levels.

FLFR believes the famous Civil War encounter between Generals Forrest and Streight may have included crossing the Locust Fork at this ford.

Friends of the river have spoken to people who crossed the ford in wagons on a long trip "to town" for monthly/annual provisions before there were many bridges.

Now there are 115 bridges in Blount County, spanning the Locust and her sister, Mulberry Fork. Both forks “wiggle” in what geologists call "entrenched meanders”. That’s an average of one bridge for every five square miles of county. (115 bridges in 651 mi².)

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Qualité de l’eau était satisfaisante dans 95 % des cas
  • Statut Historique
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Alabama Water Watch 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:   
FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées tous les mois de 1 Janvier à 31 Décembre

SOURCES

Alabama Water Watch (AWW) volunteer monitors test water quality at many sites, including some recreational areas. AWW trains its volunteers in an EPA-approved protocol. (See www.alabamawaterwatch.org/resources/publications.)

All bacteriological data are uploaded to AWW, available to the public at www.alabamawaterwatch.org/water-data.)

AWW volunteers collect a sample of water identically cultured in triplicate to reveal E coli colonies. AWW defines “relatively safe for human contact” as less than or equal to 200 E. coli/100 mL water. (Compare to ADEM and EPA levels of less than or equal to 235 E coli/100mL.*)

A swim site is marked
Green: average of triplicate cultures: zero to 200 E. coli/100mL of water.
Red: average of triplicate cultures: greater than 200 E.coli/100mL
Grey: reliable information not available.

*For more information, see EPA's 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria document at www.epa.gov/wqc/2012-recreational-water-quality-criteria-documents.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU

Locust Fork River at Taylor Ford

Blountsville, Alabama
Mis à jour par Alabama Water Watch

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Qualité de l’eau était satisfaisante dans 95 % des cas
  • Statut Historique
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Alabama Water Watch 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:   

The Friends of Locust Fork River monitor this site at the end of Taylor Ford Road, designated as AWW Site 10001028. {Link to AWW}

Lots of people come often to the ford to swim, wade or sit in lawn chairs in the shallow water, cooling off one way or another. It's a popular spot, and suitable for young swimmers.

The river is wide here and the views both upriver and down are lovely. This beautiful place is rich with history you can feel when you're there. This ford is a rock shelf stretching clear across the bed of the Locust Fork River, allowing passage of vehicles in low to moderate water levels.

FLFR believes the famous Civil War encounter between Generals Forrest and Streight may have included crossing the Locust Fork at this ford.

Friends of the river have spoken to people who crossed the ford in wagons on a long trip "to town" for monthly/annual provisions before there were many bridges.

Now there are 115 bridges in Blount County, spanning the Locust and her sister, Mulberry Fork. Both forks “wiggle” in what geologists call "entrenched meanders”. That’s an average of one bridge for every five square miles of county. (115 bridges in 651 mi².)

FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées tous les mois de 1 Janvier à 31 Décembre

SOURCES

Alabama Water Watch (AWW) volunteer monitors test water quality at many sites, including some recreational areas. AWW trains its volunteers in an EPA-approved protocol. (See www.alabamawaterwatch.org/resources/publications.)

All bacteriological data are uploaded to AWW, available to the public at www.alabamawaterwatch.org/water-data.)

AWW volunteers collect a sample of water identically cultured in triplicate to reveal E coli colonies. AWW defines “relatively safe for human contact” as less than or equal to 200 E. coli/100 mL water. (Compare to ADEM and EPA levels of less than or equal to 235 E coli/100mL.*)

A swim site is marked
Green: average of triplicate cultures: zero to 200 E. coli/100mL of water.
Red: average of triplicate cultures: greater than 200 E.coli/100mL
Grey: reliable information not available.

*For more information, see EPA's 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria document at www.epa.gov/wqc/2012-recreational-water-quality-criteria-documents.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU



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