Conquest Beach

Centreville, Maryland
Managed by ShoreRivers

Conquest Beach is located in the Comegys Bite region of the Chester River. Conquest Beach is a Queen Anne's County public park, but access by land is available only via reservation. The sandy stretch of beach is a popular weekend destination for boaters, with often 50-100 boats rafted and beached during the summer.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . ShoreRivers 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 bi-weekly from 20 May to 15 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

ShoreRivers and the Chester Riverkeeper sample locations every other Wednesday from the week before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Samples results are generally reported on Thursdays and Swim Guide is updated as soon as possible to reflect the latest results.

Samples are measured for Entroccoci bacteria, which serve as an indicator bacteria for pathogens in the water. Analysis is performed by ShoreRivers' technical staff at Washington College using the IDEXX Enterolert procedure.

The Environmental Protection Agency has set a threshold of 104 colony forming units per 100 milliliters (cfu/100ml) as the single test limit for weekly testing. Samples recording less than 104 cfu/100ml are therefore considered acceptable levels for swimming and water contact. Samples recording 104 cfu/100ml or greater are considered unacceptable for swimming and water contact due to the increased risk of illness. It is advised that after a rainfall, all Chester River beaches are under a no swimming/no direct water contact advisory for 48 hours due to predicted elevated bacteria levels from rainwater runoff and increased health risks. ShoreRivers' mission is to protect and restore Eastern Shore waterways through science-based advocacy, restoration, and education.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Conquest Beach

Centreville, Maryland
Managed by ShoreRivers

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

Conquest Beach is located in the Comegys Bite region of the Chester River. Conquest Beach is a Queen Anne's County public park, but access by land is available only via reservation. The sandy stretch of beach is a popular weekend destination for boaters, with often 50-100 boats rafted and beached during the summer.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled bi-weekly from 20 May to 15 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

ShoreRivers and the Chester Riverkeeper sample locations every other Wednesday from the week before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Samples results are generally reported on Thursdays and Swim Guide is updated as soon as possible to reflect the latest results.

Samples are measured for Entroccoci bacteria, which serve as an indicator bacteria for pathogens in the water. Analysis is performed by ShoreRivers' technical staff at Washington College using the IDEXX Enterolert procedure.

The Environmental Protection Agency has set a threshold of 104 colony forming units per 100 milliliters (cfu/100ml) as the single test limit for weekly testing. Samples recording less than 104 cfu/100ml are therefore considered acceptable levels for swimming and water contact. Samples recording 104 cfu/100ml or greater are considered unacceptable for swimming and water contact due to the increased risk of illness. It is advised that after a rainfall, all Chester River beaches are under a no swimming/no direct water contact advisory for 48 hours due to predicted elevated bacteria levels from rainwater runoff and increased health risks. ShoreRivers' mission is to protect and restore Eastern Shore waterways through science-based advocacy, restoration, and education.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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