Water Quality Data - Cyanotoxins

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To meet Oregon Health Authority rules, the City of Salem monitors for the presence of Total Microcystin and Cylindrospermopsin (cyanotoxins).  Regulatory monitoring for cyanotoxins in North Santiam Watershed typically begins in April and ends in October (algae season).  Additional monitoring occurs November – April depending on the weather conditions and Detroit Reservoir water levels. Samples are collected from multiple locations at Detroit Reservoir, Big Cliff Reservoir, the North Santiam River, and the two key locations listed below:

  • Aldersgate – This is where treated drinking water from the Geren Island Water Treatment Facility enters Salem's drinking water distribution system on its way to homes and businesses.
  • Intake – This is where raw, untreated water from the North Santiam River enters the Geren Island Water Treatment Facility.

Data from the Intake and from Aldersgate will be used to determine when to activate additional drinking water treatment processes at Geren Island, Thanks to an in-house ELISA testing system, the City is now able to provide Total Microcystin and Cylindrospermopsin test results faster.   When toxins are detected in the North Santiam River, samples will be collected daily and the results will be available the following day on the City website.

If the need arises to issue a water advisory, a City notification will be sent through the Salem Community Alert System (sign-up), posted on the front page of our website, shared with media, and posted to the City of Salem Facebook and Twitter social media accounts. The status on the City's drinking water and water advisory pages will also be updated to reflect that an advisory is in effect. 

​City of Salem ELISA Data

 

  
  
  
8/16/2019Aldersgate ELISA test data through August 16, 2019aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-16.pdf
8/15/2019Aldersgate ELISA test data through August 15, 2019aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-15.pdf
8/14/2019Aldersgate ELISA test data through August 14, 2019aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-14.pdf
8/13/2019Aldersgate ELISA test data through August 13, 2019aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-13.pdf
8/12/2019Aldersgate ELISA test data through August 12, 2019aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-12.pdf
8/11/2019Aldersgate ELISA test data through August 11, 2019aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-11.pdf
8/10/2019Aldersgate ELISA test data through August 10, 2019aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-10.pdf
8/9/2019Aldersgate ELISA test data through August 9, 2019aldersgate-elisa-data-through-2019-08-09.pdf
8/8/2019Aldersgate ELISA test data through August 8, 2019aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-08.pdf
8/7/2019Aldersgate ELISA test data through August 7, 2019aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-07.pdf
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8/16/2019Intake ELISA test data through August 16, 2019intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-16.pdf
8/15/2019Intake ELISA test data through August 15, 2019middle-intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-15.pdf
8/14/2019ELISA test data through August 14, 2019middle-intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-14.pdf
8/13/2019Intake ELISA test data through August 13, 2019middle-intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-13.pdf
8/12/2019Intake ELISA test data through August 12, 2019middle-intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-12.pdf
8/11/2019Intake ELISA test data through August 11, 2019middle-intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-11.pdf
8/10/2019Intake ELISA test data through August 10, 2019intake-elisa-test-date-through-2019-08-10.pdf
8/9/2019Intake ELISA test data through August 9, 2019intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-09.pdf
8/8/2019Intake ELISA test data through August 8, 2019intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-08.pdf
8/7/2019Intake ELISA test data through August 7, 2019intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-08-07.pdf
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Regulations on Cyantoxins

 

Algal Toxin

Health Advisory (Vulnerable Population)

Health Advisory
(All Population)

Health Advisory (Recreational Advisory)

Total Microcystins

0.3 µg/L

1.6 µg/L

4 µg/L

Cylindrospermopsin

0.7 µg/L

3 µg/L

8 µg/L

Health Advisory Level (HAL)

As defined by OAR 333-061-0520(8), health advisory level is a concentration of a cyanotoxin determined by the US Environmental Protection Agency, as specified in OAR 333-061-0530(1), at or below which adverse health effects are not expected to occur if consuming water containing cyanotoxins at this concentration for up to 10-days.

µg/L = micrograms per liter of water

DateTitle (with link to item)Type
4/30/2019Aldersgate ELISA test data through April 30, 2019aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-04-30.pdf
4/30/2019Intake ELISA test data through April 30, 2019middle-intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-04-30.pdf
3/12/2019ELISA: Aldersgate test data through March 12, 2019aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-03-12.pdf
3/12/2019ELISA: Middle Intake test data through March 12, 2019middle-intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-03-12.pdf
2/27/2019ELISA: Middle Intake test data through February 27, 2019middle-intake-elisa-test-data-through-2019-02-27.pdf
2/13/2019ELISA: Aldersgate test data through February 13, 2019aldersgate-elisa-test-data-through-2019-02-13.pdf

Data for samples collected May 21–June 30, 2018

Data posted below includes results received July 3, 2018, from samples taken as late as June 30, 2018, and processed by an external lab. The data is cumulative from samples taken as early as May 21, 2018

DateTitle (with link to item)Type
7/3/2018Water Quality: Aldersgate test data updated July 3, 2018aldersgate-cyanotoxins-data-updated-2018-07-03.pdf
7/3/2018Water Quality: All site test data summary updated July 3, 2018water-quality-all-testing-site-summary-updated-2018-07-03.pdf
7/3/2018Water Quality: Countryside test data updated July 3, 2018countryside-cyanotoxins-data-updated-2018-07-03.pdf
7/3/2018Water Quality: Doral test data updated July 3, 2018doral-cyantoxins-data-updated-2018-07-03.pdf
7/3/2018Water Quality: Lake Vanessa test data updated July 3, 2018lake-vanessa-cyantoxins-data-updated-2018-07-03.pdf
7/3/2018Water Quality: Middle Intake test data updated July 3, 2018middle-intake-cyanotoxins-data-updated-2018-07-03.pdf
7/3/2018Water Quality: Nebraska test data updated July 3, 2018nebraska-cyanotoxins-data-updates-2018-07-03.pdf
7/1/2018Water Quality: Aldersgate test data updated July 1, 2018aldersgate-test-data-updated-2018-07-01.pdf
7/1/2018Water Quality: All site test data summary updated July 1, 2018all-site-test-data-summary-updated-2018-07-01.pdf
7/1/2018Water Quality: Countryside test data updated July 1, 2018countryside-test-data-updated-2018-07-01.pdf
7/1/2018Water Quality: Doral test data update July 1, 2018doral-test-data-updated-2018-07-01.pdf
7/1/2018Water Quality: Lake Vanessa test data updated July 1, 2018lake-vanessa-test-data-updated-2018-07-01.pdf
7/1/2018Water Quality: Middle Intake test data updated July 1, 2018middle-intake-test-data-updated-2018-07-01.pdf
7/1/2018Water Quality: Nebraska test data updated July 1, 2018nebraska-test-data-updated-2018-07-01.pdf
6/29/2018Water Quality: Aldersgate test data updated June 29, 2018aldersgate-cyanotoxins-data-updated-2018-06-29.pdf
6/29/2018Water Quality: All site test data summary updated June 29, 2018water-quality-all-testing-site-summary-updated-2018-06-29.pdf
6/29/2018Water Quality: Countryside test data update June 29, 2018countryside-cyanotoxins-data-updated-2018-06-29.pdf
6/29/2018Water Quality: Doral test data updated June 29, 2018doral-cyantoxins-data-updated-2018-06-29.pdf
6/29/2018Water Quality: Lake Vanessa test data updated June 29, 2018lake-vanessa-cyantoxins-data-updated-2018-06-29.pdf
6/29/2018Water Quality: Middle Intake test data updated June 29, 2018middle-intake-cyanotoxins-data-updated-2018-06-29.pdf
6/29/2018Water Quality: Nebraska test data updated June 29, 2018nebraska-cyanotoxins-data-updates-2018-06-29.pdf

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