Southaven - South River

Parole, Maryland

Community beach monitored by Arundel Rivers Federation.

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 September 2nd, 2020. Arundel Rivers Federation updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 4th, 2020 at 8:20 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Southaven - South River is sampled weekly from May 1st to September 30th.

Source Information

Arundel Rivers Federation monitors a variety of recreational and stream locations every Wednesday from the week before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Samples results are generally reported on Fridays 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 using the membrane filtration method (see http://water.epa.gov/scitech/methods/cwa/bioindicators/upload/method_1600.pdf). 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 "safe levels." Samples recording 104 cfu/100ml or greater are considered "unsafe" due to the increased risk of illness.

Anne Arundel County Department of Health also advises advises that after a 1/2" rainfall, all Anne Arundel County 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.

Water Quality Graph

Southaven - South River

Parole, Maryland

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 September 2nd, 2020. Arundel Rivers Federation updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 4th, 2020 at 8:20 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Community beach monitored by Arundel Rivers Federation.

Monitoring Frequency

Southaven - South River is sampled weekly from May 1st to September 30th.

Source Information

Arundel Rivers Federation monitors a variety of recreational and stream locations every Wednesday from the week before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Samples results are generally reported on Fridays 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 using the membrane filtration method (see http://water.epa.gov/scitech/methods/cwa/bioindicators/upload/method_1600.pdf). 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 "safe levels." Samples recording 104 cfu/100ml or greater are considered "unsafe" due to the increased risk of illness.

Anne Arundel County Department of Health also advises advises that after a 1/2" rainfall, all Anne Arundel County 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.

Water Quality Graph

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