E.Coli levels in James River hit zero after several days of rain


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Good news for folks wanting to float the James River this weekend.

The James River Association said E.coli levels have hit zero.

In the past two weeks, the river has been tested for the bacteria levels due to all of the rain and run off into the James.

E. Coli is a bacteria found in warm blooded mammals and in the river, it's a sign of other more dangerous bacteria in the water.

To test, officials get water samples and put it in an incubator for 24 hour.

After a day, they check to see if E. Coli colonies have grown.

Seven or below is withing state standards.

Two weeks ago, it was at a 10.

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