South Alabama Land Trust partnered with MobileBaykeeper in 2020 to sponsor water quality testing at two sites on Fish River in Baldwin County – Bohemian Park at County Rd 49 and Honey Road; as well as Turkey Branch at Condor Circle. Mobile Baykeeper created its SWIM program (Swim Where It’s Monitored) in 2018 to provide swimmers, paddlers and anglers with up-to-date water quality information at locations not currently tested by the state agency. SALT is proud to support this important program!
The symbols on the maps reflect bacteriological samples taken by both Mobile Baykeeper, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Samples are tested for enterococci, a bacteria which indicate fecal matter.
Water quality map
- A green swimmer symbol indicates low bacteria levels < 104 MPN (most probable number) /100 mL.
- A red swimmer symbol indicates high bacteria levels > 104 MPN/100 mL
- Results in gray indicate no recent data (within the past 7 days) and therefore an unknown status.