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BCRAGD Public Service Announcement


Surface water staff from the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD) collected water samples from sites along the Medina River, Medina Lake, Sabinal River and their tributaries to assess levels of E. coli bacteria on Wednesday, Aug. 23.
E. coli is a bacteria found in the gut of warm-blooded animals and is known to potentially cause illness in humans if ingested. No primary contact recreation should take place if the number of E. coli exceeds 399 colony-forming units (cfu) per 100 mL of water.
There is always a possibility of infection from E. coli or other waterborne illness. Never drink or ingest river water without proper disinfection.
Results listed below were analyzed at the BCRAGD lab. BCRAGD is not a certified lab. Results are for informational purposes only.
Results are also posted on the BCRAGD website at www.bcragd.org and the BCRAGD Facebook page.

Medina Lake, park at PR 37 less than 10 cfu
English Crossing 90 cfu
Bandera River Ranch Park dry
Bandera City Park at SH173 150 cfu
Bandera City Park at 1st Street 60 cfu
Ranger Crossing 120 cfu
Moffett Park in Medina 50 cfu
Sabinal River at Lost Maples 70 cfu
Sabinal River at Utopia less than 10 cfu