CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Floodwater samples collected from Dutchtown and Cape Girardeau tested positive for high levels of fecal coliform and E. coli.
Two samples each from location off of Highway 74 in Dutchtown, Missouri and near the Red Star Boat Ramp in Cape Girardeau, Missouri were taken on Wednesday, June 24.
One sample was tested for E. coli while the other was tested for fecal coliform.
The Dutchtown samples were found with 11,600 C.F.U./100mL (colony forming units) for fecal coliform and 1,600 C.F.U./100ml for E. coli.
The Cape Girardeau samples were found to have 3,260 C.F.U./100mL for fecal coliform and 262 C.F.U./100ml for E. coli.
Anything more than 500 C.F.U./100mL for fecal coliform and 190 C.F.U./100ml for E.coli are considered high levels of bacteria and may pose a health risk.