Is It Safe To Swim? – Weekly Bacteria Monitoring At Popular Boat Ramps and Swimming Spots
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From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we collect water samples each Thursday at popular boat ramps and public beaches from Weiss Lake to Allattoona Lake and the beloved rivers in between. E.coli results are posted here each Friday afternoon, just in time for you to make your weekend plans.
Just like a traffic light, Green sites indicate “low” levels of E. coli and are suitable for recreation. Red sites have a “high” level of E. coli and visitors should use extra caution or avoid that site.
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DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. All sites monitored are natural waterbodies and contaminants are present from a wide variety of sources. Local conditions fluctuate, sometimes dramatically, and especially after rainfall events. The results displayed above are only representative of the exact time, date, and location at which the sample was taken and do not represent the water quality between sampling events or at other locations nearby on the river/lake. Users of this data should not assume that a “low” E. coli level means that it is necessarily safe or risk-free to make contact with the water. E. coli is not the only contaminant of concern for recreational users and is used merely as an indicator of potential fecal contamination. Coosa River Basin Initiative, their employees, and agents can provide no guarantee of water safety and, as such, the user assumes all risks associated with the use of this data and swimming in the upper Coosa River basin. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK!