Fecal coliform bacteria-Randleman Watershed Sampling
Water quality violations of the fecal coliform standard were reported at five of the nine sampling locations in 1997, with the Muddy Creek station geometric mean for the five sampling events of 2,158 / 100 mg / l - over 10 times the standard of 200 / 100 ml.1
Every sampling location reported fecal coliform values above the standard.2
Four of eleven sampling locations were in violation of the state standard during the 1993 testing, with results showing all stations with fecal coliform values above the standard.3
1 Water Quality Monitoring Data For Waters in the Upper Deep River Area, May 5, 1997 - September 3, 1997, N.C. Division of Water Quality, Water Quality Section, Environmental Sciences Branch, March 1998, p.10
2 Ibid. p.11
3 Water Quality Monitoring Data For Waters in the Upper Deep River Area, July 28, 1992 - october 7, 1993, N.C. Division of Environmental Management, Water Quality Section, Environmental Sciences Branch, September 1994, p.8.