James River

Report: Local portion of James River generally free of bacteria

Report: Local portion of James River generally free of bacteria

Recreational spots along the James River in James City are generally free of bacteria, according to a James River Association report on bacteria levels in the James River watershed released Friday.

The association collected water sample data from 27 recreational locations throughout the James River watershed between 2013 and 2017, most of which were tested multiple times. The nonprofit tested three locations in James City — Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Jamestown Beach and Powhatan Creek. Two-thirds of total sites scored a pass rate of at least 80 percent during the time period, with the sites’ average coming to 83 percent. Chickahominy Riverfront Park (100 percent) and Jamestown...

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