Alligator Creek (Nassau County/Fernandina Beach) Aug 2022

Water Quality Alert: August 12, 2022

Dangerous Water Conditions

Alligator Creek (Escambia Slough): Fernandina Beach, FL

Avoid swimming or fishing due to unsafe water conditions.

August 3, 2022: Routine water monitoring found 1,033 CFU/100ml of Escherichia coli (E. coli) at 8th Street/Escambia Street
August 9, 2022: Re-testing the site (along with an upstream access point) found 1,233 CFU/100ml

More sampling will be done in the coming weeks to monitor the E. coli levels. Results will be posted on our website and social media.

Safe recreational water levels, as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are below 235 CFU/100ml. EPA recommends avoiding any contact with water above 600 CFU/100ml.

In tidal areas such as Alligator Creek, tide flow can skew water quality testing results. Additional tests are scheduled with an updated sampling protocol and more information will be provided as results are gathered. View more info here.

St. Marys Riverkeeper samples more than 50 sites using staff and trained volunteers to perform chemical and bacterial water quality monitoring throughout the watershed. The Riverkeeper reports results to local and state environmental agencies and to the community. See more sampling data here.

If you have questions, please contact us.