2011 Bacteriological Sampling in Eleven Mile Creek and Perdido Bay using Coliscan MF without incubation
A fecal coliform count of over 200 bacteria/100 mls of water indicates the water may be unsafe for swimming.
A total coliform count over 2,400 bacteria/100 mls of water indicates swimming may be unsafe
Papermills and sugar producers discharge large amounts of organic matter which are degraded by bacteria. Many of these bacteria are in the coliform family. A pathogenic bacteria, Klebsiella pneumoniae, is a coliform and associated with wastes of high organic content. These wastes reduce the dissolved oxygen in water because the bacteria use up the oxygen.
Salinity of 0 PPT would be fresh water; sea water would have a salinity of approximately 36 PPT.
|Perdido Bay above Lillian Bridge- Millview, FL; 30 24 50N/87 22 23W|
|DATE - 2011||Fecal Coliform - #/100 mls water||Total Coliform - #/100 mls water||Water Temperature - °F||Salinity - PPT||Observations|
|April 19, 2011||300||800||78||6||water is very turbid, no foam|
|April 27, 2011||2200||3800||82||8||water is very turbid|
|May 15, 2011||1900||3300||80||6||water is very turbid|
|June 2, 2011||100||100||89||13||water is very turbid|
|June 20, 2011||8,900||8,900||94||10||water is very turbid|
|July 3, 2011||1,000||1,900||91||9||Water is turning green with a plankton bloom|
|July 21, 2011||1,700||5,600||86||4||oily sheen on water. Foam and wood or slim fibers in water|
|August 9, 2011||not available||not available||93||4||Water has been very nasty all summer|
|August 23, 2011||16,000||16,000||94||6||Foam present every morning at our beaches|
|October 8, 2011||2,600||3,800||77||16||Bay is very turbid|
|October 24, 2011||2,9000||40,500||65||8.5||Bay should be clear at this temperature but is turbid|
|November 13, 2011||over 40,000||over 40,000||68||18||Foam is present, bay is turbid|
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