Operation Clearwater

42nd Year for OPERATION CLEARWATER, SUMMER 2016

OPERATION CLEARWATER provides regular monitoring of the microbial water quality at your waterfront recreational area. We will monitor fecal enterococci again this year; these bacteria are indicators of contamination of water by fecal wastes of mammals and birds. For further information about monitoring enterococci, go to severnriver.org and click on the Projects, Operation Clearwater link. This link will take you to the homepage of Dr. Tammy Domanski, Associate Professor in Biology.

Samples will be collected on Wednesdays between 0700 and 1200 from land at your waterfront facilities either by Tammy or by one of the summer students.  Please let us know the exact location (using map grids to locate) to sample and be sure that there are no locked gates.  If a gate must be locked, please provide us with a key or code.  Each week, data will be posted at the link at the bottom of this page. If your representative would like an email alert when counts are posted, please provide the email address in the form below. Updates will be posted on Thursday afternoons so you can adjust your waterfront usage accordingly.  For a nominal cost per user/day, you may provide an early warning for your members and their children. 

Samples will be collected on Wednesdays between 0700 and 1200 from land at your waterfront facilities either by Tammy or by one of the summer students. Please let us know the exact location (using map grids to locate) to sample and be sure that there are no locked gates. If a gate must be locked, please provide us with a key or code. Each week, data will be posted at the link at the bottom of this page. If your representative would like an email alert when counts are posted, please provide the email address in the form below. Updates will be posted on Thursday afternoons so you can adjust your waterfront usage accordingly. For a nominal cost per user/day, you may provide an early warning for your members and their children.

There will be two testing schedules this summer:

  1. 14-week weekly schedule, costing $378, May 26* through August 24
  2. 7-week biweekly schedule, costing $189, May 26* through August 24.

*The first week of testing will be conducted on Thursday to avoid the traffic issues caused by the Blue Angels performance at USNA.

These prices are based on $27/sample which just covers the cost of testing. Please send the application below and a check payable to AACC Environmental Center by May 1, 2016. Your prompt action will benefit your community. For further info contact Tammy Domanski at tldomanski@aacc.edu, or at 443-994-9236.

Once you send in your form, you will receive email verification of receipt within 2 weeks. If you do not receive email verification by May 20, please email or call Tammy at the contact information above to ensure that your form has been processed and your community is on the schedule.

We also offer the optional service of having data reported to the Waterkeeper Swim Guide. This service provides a mobile app at which users can view data on mobile devices. Please indicate on your form if you would like your weekly data submitted to the Swim Guide. Thank you.





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  Revised   December 24, 2016

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