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Water Testing

What do some of these numbers mean?

This is a difficult subject to condense in just a few words.

Basic standards for Class 1 waters(for such activities as swimming rafting etc) should not have counts
above 200 fecal coliforms per 100ml.

Basic standards for Class 2 activities (Fishing –stereamside or lakeside activities) should not have fecal coliforms above 2000 fecal coliforms per 100ml.

If a large number of fecal coliforms bacteria(over 200/100ml) are found in water, it is possible that
pathogenic (disease or illness causing) organisms are present in the water.
•Swimming in water with high levels of fecal coliform bacteria increasing the chance of developing illness (Fever, Nausea or stomach cramps).

We now have the ability to measure fecal coliforms.

Most Recent Water Quality Test Results

water samples  April 2016        Retest of same areas will be done. 

                                                Coliform                     E- Coli

A1 - Panther Creek                     2,420                          199

A2 - Cedar Hill                              291                              4

A3- Black Oak                              214                              3

A4 - Mossy Creek                          40                               0                  

D2 - Center of Lake                    2,420                             98

D3 - Hamblen Marina                      97                              0

E1 - Fall Creel Marina                     49                              1

F1 - Robinson Co                           57                              1

 

4/21/2016

Total coliform and E. coli counts (MPN/100 ml)

Idexx colilert procedure with the quanti-tray 2000.  This procedure is what the State uses and it allows for

enumeration of both total coliforms and E. coli up to 2420/100ml sample.  MPN = most probable number

Site

Total coliforms

E. coli

*MPN/100ml

*MPN/100ml

water collected on 4/20

no rain past 7 days

A1

2420

199

air temp 76

A2

291

4

water temp 67

A3

214

3

A4

40

0

D2

>2420

98

D3

96

0

E1

49

1

F1

57

1

* numbers rounded to nearest whole number (since this procedure

involves statistical methods, the tables used show numbers to the

nearest tenth)

 

 

Steve Karr, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics | Director of Health Pre-Professions | Chair, Biology| Carson-Newman  University| C-N Box 72041 | Jefferson City, TN 37760 | office 865.471.3252 | stkarr@cn.edu


Panther Creek A1 36º 12' 29" 83º 25' 10"
Cedar Hill A2 36º 11' 47" 83º 25' 55"
Black Oak A3 36º 9' 14" 83º 29' 1"
Mossy Creek A4 36º 57' 57" 83º 30' 23"
Dam Cove B1 36º 9' 17" 83º 30' 47"
May Springs B2 36º 12' 48" 83º 27' 55"
Greelee B3 36º 14' 6" 83º 25' 47"
Cardinal Cove B4 36º 15' 39" 83º 24' 48"
Gilmore C1 36º 16' 14" 83º 23' 51"
German Creek Dock C2 36º 17' 92" 83º 19' 92"
German Creek C3 36º 18' 66" 83º 21' 93"
Turkey Creek 1 D1 36º 15' 83" 83º 17' 39"
Turkey Creek 2 D2 36º 15' 28" 83º 17' 29"
Hamblen County D3 36º 15' 95" 83º 16' 33"
Fall Creek E1 39º 17' 26" 83º 13' 51"
Poor Valley E2 36º 16' 59" 83º 14' 47"
Cherokee Dock E3 36º 16' 59" 83º 10' 10"
Steam Plant E4  
Robinson Cove F1  

 

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Local Marinas

Black Oak Marina
Black Oak Rd.
Jefferson City. 865-475-3063

Cedar Hill Dock
368 Boat Dock Rd.
Talbot. 865-673-8171

Fall Creek Marina and Campground
5656 Fall Creek Dock Rd.
Russellville. 423-581-4701

German Creek Marina
120 Muskogee Lane
Bean Station. 865-767-3505

Gilmore Dock
270 Gilmore Dock Ln.
Rutledge. 865-767-2177

Greenlee Campground and Dock
345 Vacation Way
Rutledge. 865-828-8501

Hamblen Boat Dock
3050 Boat Dock Rd
Morristown. 423-586-2939

Lakeside Marina and Campground
125 Bluff Village Rd.
Bean Station 865-993-5798

May Springs Boat Dock
379 May Springs Rd.,
Rutledge. 865-828-6174

Cardinal Cove Resort
10525 Cardinal Cove
Rutledge. 865-828-5300

WA-NI Village boat Dock
1220 WA-Ni Village Rd.
Rutledge. 865-828-5547