Water Quality

The fundamental purpose of the National Park Service is to preserve unimpaired the splendor of the National Parks for the enjoyment of future generations. This mission includes protecting the water quality at Little River Canyon National Preserve.

To accomplish this goal it is appropriate that we test the water in the Preserve and surrounding areas. This information is needed to make scientifically sound management decisions regarding the water quality within the Preserve.

Water samples are collected and analyzed for total coliform and Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria.

2015 Water Sampling Results

2014 Water Sampling Results

2013 Water Sampling Results

Sampling Sites

Bacteria - What are they?

Turbidity - What is it?

Cumberland Piedmont Network

The general purpose of the CUPN Monitoring Program is to provide information to detect, predict, and understand changes in major ecosystem resources of primary interest to the park(s) that contain them. Central to achieving this purpose, is the identification of sets of resources or system attributes for monitoring. Our network's challenge is to build a size-limited, practical, "do fewer things better" monitoring program that emphasize addressing park management needs in an ecosystem-relevant context.

Escherichia coli Monitoring at Little River Canyon National Preserve

Last updated: January 7, 2016

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