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Cauterskill- Rt 23 Bridge swimming hole

Physical/Chemical Data

Physical, chemical and biological properties of the surface water that are measured continuously while the patrol boat is underway.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall

37 Samples taken

Sample Date [i] Enterococcus Count

Entero Count

Enterococcus (“Entero”) is a fecal indicating bacterium that lives in the intestines of humans and other warm-blooded animals. It is the EPA preferred indicator for sewage contamination.

QualityRain, day of (in)Prior Day2 Days Prior3 Days Prior Rain4 Days Total Rain
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10/12/2017387Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.40.4
09/07/20171046Beach Advisory0.10.70.00.00.8
08/10/201743Acceptable0.00.00.10.20.3
07/06/201754Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/08/201744Acceptable0.00.00.21.31.6
05/11/20177Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/20166Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/201613Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/2016157Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/14/201630Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.1
06/16/201644Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/29/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.21.70.00.02.0
09/24/20151Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/20156Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/23/20153Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/25/201510Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
05/28/2015387Beach Advisory0.00.20.00.00.2
10/23/2014>2420Beach Advisory1.00.30.40.01.6
09/12/201413Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/20145Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
07/17/201457Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
06/22/201450Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/201434Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.4
10/24/20133Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/20135Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/27/201341Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
06/07/201384Beach Advisory0.70.20.00.00.9
10/17/20124Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
09/17/201224Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
07/24/201234Acceptable0.10.10.00.00.2
06/19/201229Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/2012261Beach Advisory0.40.90.00.01.3
10/16/2011104Beach Advisory0.00.01.80.72.5
08/20/2011118Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
07/14/201110Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

37 Samples taken

Water Quality*

Acceptable (0–60) Beach Advisory (61+)

*Single sample thresholds;
Enterococcus count per 100mL

Prior Four Day Rainfall
(in inches)

Dry Weather (0–0.25) Wet Weather (0.25+)

Enterococcus is an EPA-approved fecal contamination indicator.

Samples taken by citizen scientists trained by Riverkeeper, and processed on the Riverkeeper vessel, according to the 2014 Quality Assurance Project Plan.

Rainfall data comes from wunderground.com. Wet weather is a common trigger of fecal contamination.

What do the Numbers Mean?

Water Quality scoring is based on the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for safe swimming. Learn More

About this location:

This site is the location of a beautiful and popular swimming hole with many interesting mini-falls formed by the bedrock of the stream bed. The site is accessed by a fairly steep climb down the bank. This site is located 1/2 mile downstream of the Mill Pond Dam in Leeds.

Agencies Responsible:

NYS Dept. of Health, Oneonta District Office: 607-432-3911; NYSDEC Region 4: 518-357-2068

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