The Latest on E. Coli 

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There are E. coli bacteria in the river. Sure, you probably already knew that. And if you did, you probably don’t want to think about it. But we specialize in public service, so we thought you might like see some of the Department of Environmental Quality’s latest E. coli measurements before you go frolicking in the water.

Report Date: April 14
Location: Mayo Bridge
Sample Finding: 300 colony-forming units (Here is where we should probably mention that the maximum amount allowed by state law is 235 E. coli units per 100 milliliters of water.)

Report Date: April 5
Location: Pony Pasture
Sample Finding: 100 colony forming units

Report Date: April 5
Location: Pipeline Rapid
Sample Finding: 300 colony forming units

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