Contact Recreation Season Bacteria Monitoring Data
Updates every Friday (April 1st – October 31st): 2019 Bacteria Report (FCOLI2019.xls)
During the contact recreation season (April-October), ORSANCO monitors bacteria levels in six urban areas along the Ohio River. Samples are collected at upstream, downtown, and downstream locations in Cincinnati. Samples are also collected at upstream and downstream locations at the five other urban areas. Samples are analyzed for both fecal coliform and E. Coli bacteria.
In response to the precautions for the coronavirus, collection of samples for the Contact Recreation Bacteria Monitoring program has been suspended for the month of April, 2020. We will reassess at a later date to make a determination regarding bacteria sampling for the month of May, 2020.
Water User’s Bacteria Summary Data
The Water Users Data Summary contains data for the Ohio River water utilities and are combined with ORSANCO’s recreation season bacteria monitoring data.
Longitudinal Bacteria Data
Ohio River longitudinal bacteria surveys were completed as part of the Ohio River Watershed Pollutant Reduction Program. These surveys involved collecting samples for E. coli analysis approximately every five miles along the entire length of the Ohio River. Additional samples were also collected at the mouths of over 125 direct tributaries to the Ohio River.
For more information on Bacteria data, please contact Stacey Cochran.
|2018 Bacteria Trends Report||Download|
|1998 - 2019 Bacteria Annual Summary||Download|
|2006 - 2018 Bacteria Year End Report||Download|
|2001 - 2019 Water Users Data Summary||Download|
|2008 - 2012 Cincinnati Enterococcus Study Results||Download|
|2003 - 2012 Ohio River Longitudinal and Tributary Bacteria (E. Coli) Data||Download|