BCC2- Parkwood

annapolis, Maryland

Mid-stream near headwaters of one branch of Back Creek.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Failed to meet water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on May 28th, 2020. Anne Arundel Community College - Environmental Centre updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on May 29th, 2020 at 5:09 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

BCC2- Parkwood is sampled weekly from May 21st from September 30th.

Source Information

Anne Arundel Community College Environmental Center interns monitor water quality at sites in this region. The Back Creek Conservancy in cooperation with the Severn River Association sponsors testing at six sites along the Creek. The Conservancy envisions a fishable, swimmable Back Creek supported by a citizen-led non-profit group that speaks for the Creek.Sampling season starts Memorial Day Weekend and ends Labor Day Weekend. Water at all sites is sampled for enterococci and values below 104 bacteria/ 100 ml of sample are designated as swimmable (pass).

AACC utilizes the standardized state and federal criteria of of 104 cfu/100 ml for collecting and analyzing water samples. Enumeration of microorganisms associated with poor microbial water quality is performed at the Environmental Center.Water samples are collected weekly, on Wednesdays. Some sites are tested bi-weekly. Results are posted as soon as lab results are available. Results will be communicated through the swim guide app and results tables will be put on AACC’s website. A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 104 enterococci/ 100 ML water.A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 104 enterococci/ 100 ML water. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Water Quality Graph

BCC2- Parkwood

annapolis, Maryland

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on May 28th, 2020. Anne Arundel Community College - Environmental Centre updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on May 29th, 2020 at 5:09 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Mid-stream near headwaters of one branch of Back Creek.

Monitoring Frequency

BCC2- Parkwood is sampled weekly from May 21st from September 30th.

Source Information

Anne Arundel Community College Environmental Center interns monitor water quality at sites in this region. The Back Creek Conservancy in cooperation with the Severn River Association sponsors testing at six sites along the Creek. The Conservancy envisions a fishable, swimmable Back Creek supported by a citizen-led non-profit group that speaks for the Creek.Sampling season starts Memorial Day Weekend and ends Labor Day Weekend. Water at all sites is sampled for enterococci and values below 104 bacteria/ 100 ml of sample are designated as swimmable (pass).

AACC utilizes the standardized state and federal criteria of of 104 cfu/100 ml for collecting and analyzing water samples. Enumeration of microorganisms associated with poor microbial water quality is performed at the Environmental Center.Water samples are collected weekly, on Wednesdays. Some sites are tested bi-weekly. Results are posted as soon as lab results are available. Results will be communicated through the swim guide app and results tables will be put on AACC’s website. A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 104 enterococci/ 100 ML water.A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 104 enterococci/ 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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