Last updated: November 20, 2019
Closings and advisories are listed below.
Lab results from collected water samples take at least two working days to process. Closings and advisories remain in effect until results meet acceptable levels for one or more days. Acceptable levels are determined by the State, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. Warning: There is always an associated health risk from swimming in any natural body of water. Natural water bodies contain bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms. Disease-causing microorganisms, such as Mycrobacterium marinum or Vibrio vulnificus can enter the body through open cuts, scrapes and wounds. Fact Sheets on Recreational Water Illnesses.
The Department of Health has ordered recent closings, issued advisories or conducted assessments for the County waterways listed below:
None at this time.
Previous Closings and Advisories
Water Quality Alerts
Subscribers to the Department’s Recreational Water Quality E-mail Alerts receive an e-mail notifying them when county waterways are closed and reopened. Alerts can also be received via text messages by following the Department on Twitter. Furnace, Marley and Rock Creeks, click here for more information. For more information, call the Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Program at 410-222-7241.
For information on water quality and swimming or fish kills in Anne Arundel County rivers and creeks, see Emergency Numbers for Fish Kills, Algae Blooms and Pollution Issues.