Buffalo Creek

Nahunta, Georgia

Buffalo Creek

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
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 24th, 2021. Satilla Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 30th, 2021 at 10:12 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Buffalo Creek is sampled monthly from April 1st to November 1st.

Source Information

Satilla Riverkeeper monitors water quality at seven recreational sites on the Satilla River in Georgia. Satilla has been part of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division outreach program Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) since January of 2014. Satilla Riverkeeper monitoring program is managed by Laura Early.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli bacteria, as well as for dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, and temperature. Samples are monthly, from May through October. Sites may be re-sampled if elevated levels are encountered.

Results are communicated to the public ASAP on the Adopt-A-Stream database http://www.georgiaadoptastream.com/db/Groups.html?GroupID=1906

They are also available on the Satilla Riverkeeper Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Satilla.Riverkeeper

Georgia’s criterion for acceptable levels of fecal coliform in water bodies that are used for human recreation is:: 200 (freshwater) & 100 (coastal) cfu/100mL based on a 30-day geometric mean

The EPA E. coli standards for human recreation are 126 cfu E.coli /100 ml based on a geometric mean or a one-time measurement equal to or less than 235 cfu/100 ml
(Note: EPA BAV: 235 E. coli/100 mL)

A swim is marked GREEN when it meets the EPA’s recommended limit of E. coli for recreational waters, which is equal to or less than 126 cfu/100 ml (colony forming units per 100 milliliters of water) based on a geometric mean or a one-time measurement equal to or less than 235 cfu/100 ml.

A beach is marked RED when results are equal to or exceed 126 cfu E.coli /100 ml based on a geometric mean or a one-time measurement equal to or more than 235 cfu/100 ml.

A beach is marked GREY when reliable information is not available

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Water Quality Graph

Buffalo Creek

Nahunta, Georgia

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
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 24th, 2021. Satilla Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 30th, 2021 at 10:12 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Buffalo Creek

Monitoring Frequency

Buffalo Creek is sampled monthly from April 1st to November 1st.

Source Information

Satilla Riverkeeper monitors water quality at seven recreational sites on the Satilla River in Georgia. Satilla has been part of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division outreach program Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) since January of 2014. Satilla Riverkeeper monitoring program is managed by Laura Early.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli bacteria, as well as for dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, and temperature. Samples are monthly, from May through October. Sites may be re-sampled if elevated levels are encountered.

Results are communicated to the public ASAP on the Adopt-A-Stream database http://www.georgiaadoptastream.com/db/Groups.html?GroupID=1906

They are also available on the Satilla Riverkeeper Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Satilla.Riverkeeper

Georgia’s criterion for acceptable levels of fecal coliform in water bodies that are used for human recreation is:: 200 (freshwater) & 100 (coastal) cfu/100mL based on a 30-day geometric mean

The EPA E. coli standards for human recreation are 126 cfu E.coli /100 ml based on a geometric mean or a one-time measurement equal to or less than 235 cfu/100 ml
(Note: EPA BAV: 235 E. coli/100 mL)

A swim is marked GREEN when it meets the EPA’s recommended limit of E. coli for recreational waters, which is equal to or less than 126 cfu/100 ml (colony forming units per 100 milliliters of water) based on a geometric mean or a one-time measurement equal to or less than 235 cfu/100 ml.

A beach is marked RED when results are equal to or exceed 126 cfu E.coli /100 ml based on a geometric mean or a one-time measurement equal to or more than 235 cfu/100 ml.

A beach is marked GREY when reliable information is not available

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Water Quality Graph

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