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Cecil County Bathing Beaches

2014 Sampling Data
2013 Sampling Data

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Beach Identification Key Priority
1Carpenters PointLow
2Greenbank CommunityLow
3Holloway BeachLow
4Charlestown ManorMedium
5Red Point BeachLow
6Elk Neck State Park
Northeast River
High
7Elk Neck State Park
Elk River
Low
8Chesapeake IsleLow
9Sandy Hill CampLow
10Hollywood BeachLow
11Hacks PointMedium
12Buttonwood BeachMedium
13Elkview ShoresLow
14Crystal BeachMedium
15West View ShoresLow
16Grove Point CampLow
17Indian AcresLow
18Knight's Island PreserveLow

Elkton North East Perryville US 40 US 95 C&D Canal C&D Canal Chesapeake City Hacks Point Cecilton Knights Island Preserve Indian Acres Grove Neck Holloway Beach Charlestown Beach Carpenters Point Beach Camp Rodney North East River Beach Sandy Hill Beach Elk River Beach Buttonwood Beach Elkview Beach Crystal Manor Beach Elkmore Community Beach US 40 Rt 213 Rt 213 Rt 310 North East River Elk River US 95

 

Bathing beach sample results for 2014 are reported as follows and will be updated as additional test results are received.

High priority beaches are sampled weekly, medium priority beaches biweekly and low priority beaches monthly.

Samples are analyzed for entercocci bacteria, with results reported as the geometric mean of the number of "colony forming units" (CFU) per 100 ml of water for three samples collected at the beach each date. Maryland Department of the Environment Regulations establish the following limits for bacteria:

  • 104 CFU - for samples collected on a single date, at high and medium priority beaches.
     
  • 158 CFU - for samples collected on a single date at low priority beaches.
     
  • 35 CFU - for all samples collected at the beach over the previous 30 days.
     

The table shows results of samples collected to date as well as the present status based on the most recent testing. After 30 days worth of sampling has been conducted, the status will reflect the most recent testing and the past results.

It is important to note that sample results reflect the water conditions at a particular time and that surface waters are not bacteria free; water which is muddy or murky looking such as after a heavy rainfall is more likely to have higher levels of bacteria. Parents of young children should be especially cautious, since the children may be more vulnerable to infections from contaminated water, as well as more likely to swallow water when swimming or playing.

 

Bathing Beach Sample Data as of August 26, 2014
BeachAprilMayJuneJulyAugustPresent Status
Buttonwood Beach 5/06 = 18 
5/20 = 1 
6/03 = 5 
6/17 = 7 
7/08 = 2 
7/22 = 2 
8/12 = 102 
Pass 
Charlestown Manor 5/05 = 14 
5/19 = 25 
6/02 = 7 
6/16 = 242 
6/23 = 463 
6/30 = 242 
7/07 = 294 
7/14 = 68 
7/21 = 387 
7/28 = 25 
8/04 = 133 
8/11 = 91 
Pass 
Crystal Beach 5/06 = 2 
5/20 = 5 
6/03 = 1 
6/17 = 222 
6/24 = 5 
7/08 = 2 
7/22 = 5 
8/26 = 1 
Pass 
Elk Neck State Park
Elk River
 5/05 = 5 
5/19 = 2 
6/23 = 5 
 8/25 = 5 
Pass 
Elk Neck State Park
Northeast River
 5/05 = 52 
5/19 = 242 
5/27 = 2 
5/28 = 138 
6/02 = 66 
6/03 = 18 
6/09 = 10 
6/16 = 20 
6/23 = 2 
7/07 = 2 
7/14 = 4 
7/21 = 5 
7/28 = 23 
7/28 = 88 
8/04 = 13 
8/11 = 18 
8/25 = 7 
Pass 
Elkview Shores 5/06 = 1 
5/20 = 5 
6/03 = 7 
7/08 = 2 
8/12 = 22 
Pass 
Grove Point Camp 5/06 = 2 
5/20 = 13 
6/03 = 1 
7/08 = 1 
8/12 = 608 
Fail 
Hacks Point  6/03 = 26 
6/17 = 109 
6/24 = 18 
7/08 = 3 
7/22 = 16 
8/12 = 97 
Pass 
Holloway Beach 5/05 = 16 
5/19 = 13 
6/17 = 7 
7/21 = 9 
 Pass 
Indian Acres 5/06 = 2 
5/20 = 5 
6/17 = 48 
7/22 = 51 
 Pass 
Sandy Hill Camp 5/05 = 5 
5/19 = 1 
6/02 = 12 
7/07 = 2 
8/04 = 3 
Pass 

 

Bathing Beach Sample Data as of August 20, 2013
BeachAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
Buttonwood Beach 5/07 = 1 
5/21 = 2 
6/04 = 1 
6/18 = 3 
7/09 = 344 
7/16 = 2 
7/23 = 53 
8/05 = 13 
8/20 = 2 
Carpenters Point     
Charlestown Manor 5/13 = 141 
5/20 = 7 
5/28 = 3 
6/03 = 23 
6/17 = 52 
7/08 = 14 
7/22 = 53 
8/05 = 11 
8/19 = 433 
Chesapeake Isle 5/06 = 5 
5/20 = 1 
6/24 = 3 
7/29 = 2 
 
Crystal Beach 5/07 = 5 
5/21 = 2 
6/04 = 1 
6/18 = 3 
7/09 = 355 
7/16 = 2 
7/23 = 32 
8/05 = 8 
8/20 = 2 
Elk Neck State Park
Elk River
 5/06 = 1 
5/20 = 1 
6/10 = 58 
6/24 = 13 
7/29 = 23 
 
Elk Neck State Park
Northeast River
 5/06 = 1 
5/20 = 1 
6/03 = 1 
6/17 = 2 
6/24 = 21 
7/08 = 14 
7/15 = 6 
7/22 = 2 
7/29 = 1 
8/05 = 1 
8/12 = 6 
8/19 = 6 
Elkview Shores 5/07 = 1 
5/21 = 8 
6/18 = 25 
7/23 = 58 
8/20 = 5 
Greenbank Community 5/13 = 14 
5/28 = 49 
6/17 = 6 
7/22 = 31 
8/19 = 32 
Grove Point Camp 5/14 = 2 
5/29 = 6 
6/04 = 1 
7/09 = 113 
8/06 = 9 
Hacks Point 5/07 = 6 
5/21 = 13 
6/11 = 52 
6/24 = 147 
7/09 = 182 
7/16 = 3 
7/30 = 10 
8/12 = 6 
Holloway Beach 5/13 = 31 
5/28 = 16 
6/10 = 134 
7/15 = 5 
8/12 = 14 
Hollywood Beach 5/07 = 5 
5/21 = 15 
6/24 = 29 
7/30 = 5 
 
Indian Acres 5/14 = 1 
5/29 = 7 
6/11 = 13 
7/16 = 3 
8/13 = 129 
Knight's Island Preserve 5/14 = 1 
5/29 = 44 
6/11 = 74 
7/16 = 2 
8/13 = 3 
Red Point Beach 5/06 = 1 
5/20 = 2 
6/03 = 5 
7/08 = 95 
8/05 = 16 
Sandy Hill Camp 5/06 = 7 
5/20 = 2 
6/03 = 2 
7/08 = 7 
8/05 = 6 
West View Shores 5/14 = 1 
5/29 = 2 
6/04 = 1 
7/09 = 36 
8/06 = 32