Tag Archives: Saugatuck River

Pic Of The Day #603

Serene Saugatuck River (Photo/Lynn Untermeyer Miller)

Pic Of The Day #602

Early morning sun over the Saugatuck River, seen from Riverside Avenue. (Photo/Nicola Sharian)

E. Coli In Westport’s Waters: Here’s The Poop

First the bad news: Of 20 rivers in 17 Fairfield County towns, 77% exceed one or both of Connecticut’s criteria for acceptable levels of E. coli. The bacteria can indicate the presence of sewage pollution.

The slightly better news: The Saugatuck River had the lowest percentage of failing sites.

The worse news: Muddy Brook — which drains into Sherwood Mill Pond — was one of 8 rivers tied for the most bacteria. (The others: Bruce Brook, Deep Brook, Goodwives River, Greenwich Creek, Keelers Brook, Pootatuck River and Rooster River.)

The Saugatuck River gets high marks from Harbor Watch. (Drone photo copyright Ben Berkley/@youreyeabove

That’s this morning’s news from Harbor Watch. The group — Earthplace’s water quality research program — studied data from 169 stations, at those 20 rivers. They released their report this morning.

Harbor Watch director Dr. Sarah Crosby says: “The high incidence of failing bacteria concentrations shows us that there is still a great deal of work to be done to improve water quality in the Long Island Sound watershed.”

No s—.

(Click here to read the full report.)

Pic Of The Day #565

Loeffler Field — home of the Staples High School boys and girls soccer teams … (Photo/Dan Woog)

… and Saugatuck River reflections (Photo/Nicola Sharian)


Pic Of The Day #563

It took this guy just 5 minutes to park his car, cast his line and catch his dinner (Photo/Doris Ghitelman)

Pics Of The Day #557

Saugatuck Shores sunrise … (Photo/Mark Bates)

… and evening on the Saugatuck (Photo/Amy Schneider)

Pic Of The Day #551

Fog on the Saugatuck River (Photo/Ward French)

Pic Of The Day #539

Mouth of the Saugatuck River (Photo/John Kantor)

Pic Of The Day #512

Saugatuck River view (Photo/Lynn Untermeyer Miller)

Pic Of The Day #500

Stand-up paddleboarder and friend, on the Saugatuck River (Photo/Lisa Price)