The August 8th results from the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper’s recreational water monitoring program are now available in Swim Guide. This week, we have added results for a popular sandbar just upstream of the Fort Edmonton Footbridge. Please note that results only reflect water quality at the time of sampling and that E. coli levels are only one of many factors that affect the overall risk level of recreation activities in moving water.
Water Quality Update: Sampled Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
Test Result: 510 CFU/100ml
Test Result: 370 CFU/100ml
Test Result: 20 CFU/100ml
Conditions on day of sampling: Sunny and clear
Click here for last week’s results.
Read our earlier blog post outlining the details of the monitoring program and to learn more about how to determine the safety of recreation in the river. The results posted here only reflect the water quality at the time of sampling and are only one of many factors that affect the risks associated with recreation in a moving body of water.
*note: an earlier blog post indicated that results are compared against the federal guideline of 200 CFU/100ml. This is the chronic guideline. 400 CFU/100ml is the acute guideline and over the short term, serves as the primary standard against which to compare our results.