Swim Guide

We monitor water quality all summer long on the Cahaba River!

Swim Guide 2022 available now!

We will be sampling every Thursday from May 19th thru September 1st, 2022.

WEEK 16 RESULTS – September 1st, 2022

High E. coli: Meadowlawn Park, McCallum Park, Old Looney Mill Road, Little Cahaba Confluence, Elder Street, Helena Amphitheater, Moody Park

 Moderately High E. coli: Highway 280 Bridge, Cahaba Beach Road, Loch Haven Dog Park, Bains Bridge, Home Depot – Trussville


Map Legend: Green=Low E. coliYellow=Moderately High E. coliRed=High E. coliGrey=No Current Data

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DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. All sites monitored are natural waterbodies and contaminants are present from a wide variety of sources! Local conditions fluctuate, sometimes dramatically, and especially after rainfall events. The results displayed above are only representative of the exact time, date and location at which the sample was taken and do not represent the water quality between sampling events or at other locations nearby on the river. Users of these data should not assume that a “low” E. coli level means that it is necessarily safe or risk-free to make contact with the water. E. coli is not the only contaminant of concern for recreational users and is used merely as an indicator of potential fecal contamination. Cahaba Riverkeeper, Inc., their employees, and agents can provide no guaranty of water safety and, as such, the user assumes all risks associated with the use of these data and swimming in the Cahaba River Basin.