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As everyone is gearing up for the 4th of July, these are the E. coli levels of the water sample that were collected yesterday, Tuesday, July 1. If the conditions remain relatively the same as when these water samples were collected, these results may provide a baseline. FOSR 2020 Summer Quantitative E. coli Concentration Results […]
These are the E. coli results for the water samples that were collected yesterday, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. FOSR 2020 Summer Quantitative E. coli Concentration Results through 06.24.2020 At the following sites, the E. Coli levels were in exceedance of the previous Virginia Water Quality Standard for primary contact recreational use for a single sample […]
For several years, Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains has been warning our members about the impact of the Rockwool facility in Ranson, West Virginia. We have now joined with Jefferson County Vision and several other community and conservation groups in sending a letter to the Ranson City Council urging them to reject a zoning […]
Over the weekend, I observed that the Shenandoah River in the Warren and Clarke Counties area appeared higher than “normal”, flowing swiftly, and discolored/turbid with no local significant rain other than passing showers and thunderstorms. On Monday, June 22, I decided to collect water samples from the South Fork of the Shenandoah River at the […]
These are the E. coli results for the water samples that were collected yesterday, Thursday, June 18, 2020. FOSR 2020 Summer Quantitative E. coli Concentration Results through 06.18.2020 Several of the sites had elevated E. coli levels. The following exceeded the previous instantaneous E. Coli Virginia water quality standard threshold of 235 CFUs per 100ml of […]
These are the Friends of the Shenandoah River’s summer E. coli testing program results for the Shenandoah River at the Route 50 and Route 7 public boat launches in Clarke County Virginia on June 3, 6, and 10. The post Shenandoah River at the Route 50 and Route 7 public boat launches in Clarke […]
FOSR’s Summer E. coli Testing Project at public access and recreational use areas on the Main Stem, North Fork, and South Fork of the Shenandoah River and Opequon Creek In cooperation with the Warren County Board of Supervisors, additional sites are being added on Manassas Run to assist in isolating areas contributing to the elevated […]
I am glad to introduce Hayden Bauserman, a graduate of Shenandoah University Environmental Studies Program. Hayden is doing an internship with the Friends of the Shenandoah River. He was with me in the field today learning the FOSR’s procedures for water sample collection. The post Welcome Hayden! appeared first on FOSR.
The demolition of the 211 westbound bridge in Page County VA has begun. The newly constructed boat ramp on the west bank of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River (river left) is now open. Access to the boat ramp is off of 211 eastbound, towards Luray, before crossing over the bridge. IMG_4022 […]