Hatchet Creek

Rockford, Alabama

Hatchet Creek is a major tributary of Lake Mitchell. At the Co Rd 29 crossing, a piece of property owned by the state’s Forever Wild Land Trust is open to the public. It is a popular take-out location for paddling on Hatchet Creek and also a popular area for locals to go for a swim or picnic in the summer. The park is free. Please pack out your trash and keep it clean!

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Coosa Riverkeeper 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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MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 20 April to 31 August

SOURCE INFORMATION

Coosa Riverkeeper staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts in May and ends Labor Day Weekend.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli, total coliform, pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, total dissolved solids and conductivity. More in-depth data is viewable at www.CoosaRiver.org/SwimGuide

Coosa Riverkeeper 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 every Thursday. Results are posted as soon as lab results are available on Friday (typically around noon CT). Results here on Swim Guide indicate E. coli concentrations, further data reporting on other water quality characteristics are published at coosariver.org/swimguide

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Hatchet Creek

Rockford, Alabama

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Coosa 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:   

Hatchet Creek is a major tributary of Lake Mitchell. At the Co Rd 29 crossing, a piece of property owned by the state’s Forever Wild Land Trust is open to the public. It is a popular take-out location for paddling on Hatchet Creek and also a popular area for locals to go for a swim or picnic in the summer. The park is free. Please pack out your trash and keep it clean!

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 20 April to 31 August

SOURCE INFORMATION

Coosa Riverkeeper staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts in May and ends Labor Day Weekend.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli, total coliform, pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, total dissolved solids and conductivity. More in-depth data is viewable at www.CoosaRiver.org/SwimGuide

Coosa Riverkeeper 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 every Thursday. Results are posted as soon as lab results are available on Friday (typically around noon CT). Results here on Swim Guide indicate E. coli concentrations, further data reporting on other water quality characteristics are published at coosariver.org/swimguide

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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