Beachwatch statistics

Council collects and analyses water samples on a weekly basis, where possible, at ten locations in the Kempsey Shire. We test for enterococci as the primary indicator organism for urban pollution as recommended by Guidelines for Managing Risks in Recreational Water.

Previous swimming seasons

2013/2014 Season
Date (w/c) Back Creek Grassy Head Hat Head Beach Horseshoe Bay Killick Beach Killick Creek Korogoro Creek Saltwater Creek Stuarts Point Trial Bay
17.03.14 100 ND 32 ND 1 30 20 940 6 1
10.03.14 >800 ND >80 1 ND 11 >80 >800 4 1*
3.03.14 29 6 13 ND 29 25 14 600 14 2
24.02.14 180 ND 12 1 ND 12 14 >80 23 ND
17.02.14 230 1 20 3 15 72 22 >800 40 2
10.02.14 75 ND 23 ND ND ND 28 23 60 1
3.02.14 13 1 ND 3 12 15 7 220 3 1
27.01.14 150 ND 9 3 3 21 14 55 240 3
20.01.14 60 2 5 56 25 9 4 250 >80 44
13.01.14 140 ND 3* ND Est. 93 6 Est. 140 Est. 1100 48 1*
6.01.14 Est. 93 3 ND 7 3 40 34 30 12 6
16.12.13 Est. 160 ND 2 ND 2 5 25 30 30 4
9.12.13 12 ND ND 2 4 9 1 70 30 ND
2.12.13 39 ND 19 4* 18 4 20 310 890 3*
25.11.13 <10 ND 17 2 14 2 ND Est. 64 27 3
18.11.13 Est. 800 4 12 ND 11 6 10 Est. 82 >80 1*
11.11.13 800 ND 24 11* 8 7 15 >800 29 4*
4.11.13 >80 1 12 1 6 6 15 24 6 ND
21.10.13 53 ND 5 5 ND 2 4 140 36 5
14.10.13 22 1 3 ND ND 2 14 320 9 1
30.09.13 5 - - - 2 - ND 13 3 -

Notes:
w/c = week commencing
Measurements are cfu/100mL
ND = Not detected in volume tested
Est. = Estimated result
* Results may be underestimated due to background growth

2012/2013 Season
Date (w/c) Back Creek Grassy Head Hat Head Beach Horseshoe Bay Killick Beach Killick Creek Korogoro Creek Saltwater Creek Stuarts Point Trial Bay
1.10.12 8 ND 4 Est. 98 1 ND 9 Est. 90 ND 52
8.10.12 ND ND ND <2 ND 2 2 37 1 16
15.10.12 28 1 1 ND ND 1 2 5 2 ND
22.10.12 ND ND 2 ND 3 2 37 50 3 23
29.10.12 56 ND 7 ND 24 4 9 750 10 ND
5.11.12 12 ND 17 1 ND ND 1 58 ND ND
12.11.12 160 28 6 ND ND 3 20 620 71 1
19.11.12 170 1 27 ND 2 6 49 >800 5 1
26.11.12 72 ND 15* 2 4 25 11 2,100 >80 2
3.12.12 26 5 15 2 14 23 11 >4,000 7 5
10.12.12 19 ND 12* 2 2 3* 49 440* 110 2*
17.12.12 24 ND** <2 3 3 15 18 55 4 2
7.01.13 15 1 1 1 12 13 11 17 6 1
14.01.13 160 ND 3 ND 25 30 92 >8,000 21 5
21.01.13 220 ND 5 4 14 19 12 3,300 40 7
28.01.13 360 54 10 >80 >80 >80 290 2,100 210 >80
4.02.13 27 4 10 3 77 85 <5 91 17 17
11.02.13 63 2 4 5 28 28 9 5 13 ND
4.03.13 1,700 3,800 220 1,200 140 170 350 630 23 2,000
11.03.13 100 6 270 14 140 180 350 38 44 3
18.03.13 7 1 24 7 34 54 40 36 2 ND
25.03.13 43 1 22 5 55 70 140 110 41 2
1.04.13 5 ND 1 29 1 6 7 51 10 5
8.04.13 Est. 81 1 28 6 32 40 100 110 36 3
15.04.13 36 7 8 16 65 61 12 39 2 12
22.04.13 38 3 7 5 5 7 35 25 32 5

Notes:
w/c = week commencing
Measurements are cfu/100mL
* Results may be underestimated due to background growth
** Enterococci analysis performed outside holding time, results not affected
ND = Not detected in volume tested
Est. = Estimated result

2011/2012 Season
Date (w/c) Back Creek Grassy Head Hat Head Beach Horseshoe Bay Killick Beach Killick Creek Korogoro Creek Saltwater Creek Stuarts Point Trial Bay
26.09.11 >800 2 39 210 450 590 170 210 80 13
3.10.11 10 1 2 4 5 5 5 >80 2 5
10.10.11 34 ND 8 4 1 6 9 25 3 44
17.10.11 2 ND 81 >80 ND ND ND >800 7 9
24.10.11 33 3 55 2 2 1 31 180 10 2
31.10.11 49 4 35 4 27 8 36 36 12 4
7.11.11 39 2 >80 3 3 18 13 81 >80 8
14.11.11 64 1 41 Est. 130 ND 13 8 240 35 1
21.11.11 78 4 30 11 3 9 29 230 32 1
28.11.11 34 42 22 76 35 33 21 42 210 31
5.12.11 390 ND 67 5 ND 57 44 80 49 2
12.12.11 90 39 200 51 28 35 15 13 54 58
19.12.11 21 ND <2 4 ND - 2 - 5 4
2.01.12 30 2 2 2 1 9 13 8 26 ND
9.01.12 >800 ND 1 3 1 19 21 34 26 5
16.01.12 64 ND ND 1 1 28 ND 330 7 1
23.01.12 110 24 46 33 46 54 60 270 >80 31
30.01.12 74 5 4 >80 26 1 6 150 5 >80
6.02.12 380 25 31 28 >80 >80 69 81 620 76
13.02.12 2 8 44 3 180 220 2 8 49 1
20.02.12 56 ND 7 11 64 120 34 32 69 6
27.02.12 4 ND 1 2 6 <4 1 2 4 1
5.03.12 44 3 64 52 10 40 >320 31 310 >80
12.03.12 Est. 83 ND Est. 95 >80 >80 42 15 27 140 320
19.03.12 190 ND 350 37 730 610 340 70 49 370
26.03.12 31 Note 1 10 3 66 15 2 160 Est. 1200 3
2.04.12 110 ND 3 48 65 Est. 89 350 43 >400 10
10.04.12 19 ND 12 910 >80 4 4 42 75 >80

Notes:
w/c = week commencing
Measurements are cfu/100mL
ND = Not detected in volume tested
Est. = Estimated result
Note 1: Detected in the volume tested. No count due to the presence of sand interfering with colony growth.

2010/2011 Season
Date (w/c) Back Creek Grassy Head Hat Head Beach Horseshoe Bay Killick Beach Killick Creek Korogoro Creek Saltwater Creek Stuarts Point Trial Bay
26.09.10 27 3   1 7 3 12 19 33 ND
3.10.10 310 6 11 13     60 600 54 16
10.10.10 96 12 110 110 33 17 17 280 25 9
17.10.10 31 ND 6 1 5 8 16 29 21 ND
24.10.10 200 75 12 8 18 32 9 21 28 1
31.10.10 12 ND 11 3 8 22 11 16 9 4
7.11.10 37 4 10 20 17 5 42 27 19 8
14.11.10 26 1 4 ND 3 4 2 14 7 2
21.11.10 34 3 13 26 17 16 21 25 16 25
28.11.10 330 ND 2 ND 8 11 2 18 7 26
5.12.10 120 4 35 52 18 13 11 19 62 59
12.12.10 49 ND 8 2 33 7 5 36 4 2
19.12.10 16 ND 25 9 18 7 27 67 66 19
2.01.11 15 58 18 5 - - 11 350 20 2
9.01.11 33 ND 11 5 32 42 13 10 52 4
16.01.11 160 6 25 11 18 29 35 38 780 19
23.01.11 3 ND 5 2 10 18 2 34 3 1
30.01.11 29 ND 24 3 7 12 14 20 32 4
6.02.11 40 ND 8 ND 8 6 14 >800 12 ND
13.02.11 63 1 45 2 >80 >80 39 270 >80 6
20.02.11 82 2 72 ND 15 11 29 8400 19 1
27.02.11 49 ND 22 ND 7 7 39 >800 35 ND
6.03.11 25 ND 31 ND 59 75 34 1200 87 1
13.03.11 20 23 20 10 7 23 25 72 7 4
20.03.11 78 1 ND 4 69 38 27 52 ND 11
27.03.11 14 ND 2 4 780 390 19 7800 50 ND
3.04.11 3 ND 2 1 30 37 2 55 4 ND
10.04.11 11 ND ND 15 9 16 8 660 6 780
17.04.11 390 2 38 51 320 350 36 1700 26 310

Notes:
w/c = week commencing
Measurements are cfu/100mL
ND = Not detected in volume tested

2008
Date (w/c) Back Creek Grassy Head Hat Head Beach Horseshoe Bay Killick Beach Killick Creek Korogoro Creek Saltwater Creek Stuarts Point Trial Bay
6.01.08 40 45 1 11 > 80 120 50 65 > 80 8
13.01.08 15 ND 3 37   10 34 2 30 2
20.01.08 > 80 9 Est > 60 29 21 13 54 120 97 64
27.01.08 60 2 < 10 ND 7 15 ND 50 11 ND
3.02.08   20 4700 10 250 5500 620 500 350 < 10
10.02.08 150 10 < 10 < 10 10 580 4 < 100 200 40
17.02.08 530 4   < 80 1 60   390 55 80
24.02.08 10 ND < 10 2 < 10 < 10 9 40 < 10 3
2.03.08 19 ND 27 2 ND 13 21 22 8 1
9.03.08 7 1 14 ND 5 23 16 22 7 2
16.03.08 17 ND 53 1 ND 25 170 220 21 5
23.03.08 31 ND 1 ND 1 29 140 42 8 3
30.03.08 11 1 2 ND 3 16 26 42 2 ND
6.04.08 110 > 10 24 < 10 Est 1900 8400 62 3000 < 10 < 10
13.04.08 29 ND 1 ND 3 17 36 700 2 ND
20.04.08 430 10 270 30 10 100   1500 20 40
27.04.08           51        

Notes:
w/c = week commencing
Measurements are cfu/100mL
ND = Not detected in volume tested
Est. = Estimated result

End of 2007/2008 Season and start of 2008/2009 Season
Date (w/c) Back Creek Grassy Head Hat Head Beach Horseshoe Bay Killick Beach Killick Creek Korogoro Creek Saltwater Creek Stuarts Point Trial Bay
28.09.08 320 < 10 < 10 < 10 ND 90 < 10 380 < 10 < 10
5.10.08 < 10 < 10 < 10 280 2 < 10 < 10 50 < 10 < 10
12.10.08 < 70 1 3 1     6 40 12 2
19.10.08 1     1 1 ND 6 12 1 1
26.10.08 26 ND 5 ND ND 5 11 65 5 2
2.11.08 < 10 < 10 < 10 10 12 230 < 10 120 10 < 10
9.11.08 43 ND 15 1 1 21 60 63 33 3
16.11.08 < 10 8 2 ND 5 20 10 310 Est 103 ND
23.11.08 510 4 14 3 ND 7 310 > 800 24 1
30.11.08 < 10 1 6 1 2 1 20 160 3 1
7.12.08 < 10 ND 1 4 45 >80 10 180 12 1
14.12.08 100 ND 5 < 10 21 40 45 110 8 < 10
2009
4.01.09 40 ND 1 1 49 100 < 10 30 48 ND
11.01.09 210 1 3 ND 19 60 16 < 800 14 ND
18.01.09 10 2 14 5 ND 19 6 50 26 8
25.01.09 130 ND 22 1 5 6 < 10 980 21 2
1.02.09 < 10 ND 1 1 3 27 ND 130 7 ND
8.02.09 130 1 23 1 19 19 < 10 130 38 1
15.02.09 600         200 < 100      
22.02.09 140 1 Est 160 32 150 260 1600 190 34 54
1.03.09 31 2 < 10 7 42 490 10 60 4 11
8.03.09 110 30 180 120 190 Est 1000 310 650 270 170
15.03.09 < 10 ND ND 1 1 190 34 30 7 5
22.03.09 < 10 ND 52 3 41 30 80 40 14 16
29.03.09 1200 800 < 10 260 10 80 80 370 4100 220
5.04.09 300 30 100 150 11 140 380 870 130 650
12.04.09 500 20 50 80 280 400 500 4100 100 130
19.04.09 530 10 30 650 3300 3500 60 > 800 70 630

Notes:
w/c = week commencing
Measurements are cfu/100mL
ND = Not detected in volume tested
Est. = Estimated result