Rocky Branch

May 2015 Water Quality Monitoring Results

June Water Quality Monitoring Results

In late June Congaree Riverkeeper conducted our fourth round of water quality sampling.  The results from the 7 sites we sampled are below.  Since South Carolina recently transitioned from fecal coliform to E. Coli as the indicator for bacteria we have added E. Coli to our sampling.  South Carolina water quality regulations state that for a single sample, for freshwaters, E. Coli should not exceed 349/100ml .

March Water Quality Monitoring Results

In March Congaree Riverkeeper conducted our third round of water quality sampling.  In addition to the six sites we have previously sampled we added a new sample site on Gills Creek.  The results from the March sampling, as well as the past results, are listed below.

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December Water Quality Monitoring Results

In December we conducted our second round of sampling for our water quality monitoring program.  We sampled six sites for fecal coliform bacteria and also sampled the three river sites for nutrients (Phosphorous and Nitrogen) and biological oxygen demand (BOD5).  The results from the December sampling, as well as the September results, are listed below.

Riverkeeper Spots Illegal Discharge

Earlier today (July 13th) Congaree Riverkeeper spotted a sedimentation problem in Rocky Branch near Maxcy Gregg Park.  Following the creek we were able to track the sediment source back to a stormwater pipe near the pedestrian bridge that crosses the creek in the park.  Just up from this pipe contractors were working on the Maxcy Gregg Pool.  After speaking with the workers they admitted that they opened a manhole and pumped sediment laden water into the pipe, which drains to Rocky Branch.  We contacted the City of Columbia Stormwater Department and they began an officia

Congaree Riverkeeper Cleans Up Rocky Branch Creek


Riverkeeper Bill Stangler and volunteers pose with the trash collected during the Rocky Branch Creek clean-up.

Current River Levels

This page offers links to real-time USGS streamflow data.  The stations are separated by drainage basin.