Swim. Where. It's. Monitored. 

12 popular swimming holes on the Buffalo River, Kings River, and Crooked Creek from Memorial Day through Labor Day

E. coli, pH, & temperature


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12 popular swimming holes on the Buffalo River, Kings River, and Crooked Creek from Memorial Day through Labor Day


At less than 126 col/100mL, water is meeting Arkansas's state water quality standards and risk is low for contracting an illness.


E. coli >126 col/100mL are above the Arkansas Department of Heath's Swim Beach closure level. 


At 235 col/100mL, we turn a site's status to red describing it as "high E. coli." This is EPA's recommended Beach Action Value based on studies indicating 36 in 1,000 recreational users will contract some sort of illness. Illnesses can include swimmers ear, vomiting, diarrhea, or infection. 


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 this 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 fecal contamination and likelihood of illness. White River Waterkeeper, Inc., their employees, and agents can provide no guarantee of water safety and, as such, the user assumes all risks associated with the use of this data and swimming in the White River Basin. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK!

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