Scientific Studies of Rock Creek
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) - Furnace Creek Septic Systems Analysis - February 2010 submitted to: Delegate Nic Kipke, Chairman Healthy Creeks and Rivers Workgroup
This is a study published by AA County in October 2009 discussing biological activity in the watershed. Rock Creek was included in this assessment and received a poor rating. This document has been edited to remove all detailed assessment sheets except those pertaining to Rock Creek.
This study published by Maryland Department of Environment focused on sources of Bacterial Polution within AA County's watershed. Rock Creek was not specifically discussed but the results are expected to be similar to Marley and Furnace Creek. This study concluded roughtly 30% of the bacterial source was pet waste.