Water quality testing

The quality of our water is directly correlated with our health, and connects us to the land. Partners in the area provide free resources to always know the quality of surrounding waterways.

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Testing the waters

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

Map key:

  • 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.

Sponsored testing sites

Turkey Branch at Condor Circle

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Bohemian Park, Fish River

Beautiful small park located off of County Rd. 48 with space to launch a kayak.

Turkey Branch at Condor Circle

This sampling site is located at the Fish River Boat Ramp on Honey Road.