Tar River - Port Terminal

Greenville, North Carolina
Managed by Sound Rivers

Port Terminal is a Wildlife Resources Commission boat ramp on the Tar River just downriver from Greenville and a popular put in and take out spot for trips on the Tar.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 4th, 2018. Sound Rivers 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

Tar River - Port Terminal is sampled weekly from January 1st to September 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Sound Rivers’ Neuse and Pamlico-Tar Riverkeepers work with interns and volunteers to monitor water quality sites in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds. Our sites are generally sampled weekly from June 1st through August 31st. Sites are monitored for E. coli (in freshwater) and enterococci in salt water.

Sound Rivers uses the EPA and North Carolina water quality criteria for contact recreation. Healthy waters are ≤ 235 MPN/100 mL for E. coli in freshwater and enterococci ≤ 104 MPN/100 mL in salt water.

Sites are marked green when the last sample was below the criteria.

Sites are marked red when the last sample was above the criteria.

Sites are marked grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

The results of our monitoring are posted to swim guide’s website and app as soon as lab results are available. You can find further information about Sound Rivers and our monitoring programs at http://soundrivers.org.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Tar River - Port Terminal

Greenville, North Carolina
Managed by Sound Rivers

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 4th, 2018. Sound Rivers 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:   

Port Terminal is a Wildlife Resources Commission boat ramp on the Tar River just downriver from Greenville and a popular put in and take out spot for trips on the Tar.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Tar River - Port Terminal is sampled weekly from January 1st to September 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Sound Rivers’ Neuse and Pamlico-Tar Riverkeepers work with interns and volunteers to monitor water quality sites in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds. Our sites are generally sampled weekly from June 1st through August 31st. Sites are monitored for E. coli (in freshwater) and enterococci in salt water.

Sound Rivers uses the EPA and North Carolina water quality criteria for contact recreation. Healthy waters are ≤ 235 MPN/100 mL for E. coli in freshwater and enterococci ≤ 104 MPN/100 mL in salt water.

Sites are marked green when the last sample was below the criteria.

Sites are marked red when the last sample was above the criteria.

Sites are marked grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

The results of our monitoring are posted to swim guide’s website and app as soon as lab results are available. You can find further information about Sound Rivers and our monitoring programs at http://soundrivers.org.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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