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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

35 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.

Quality Rain, day of (in) Prior Day 2 Days Prior 3 Days Prior Rain 4 Days Total Rain
Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort
08/10/2017 43 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3
07/06/2017 54 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/08/2017 44 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.3 1.6
05/11/2017 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2016 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 157 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2016 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/16/2016 44 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/29/2015 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 2.0
09/24/2015 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/27/2015 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/23/2015 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
05/28/2015 387 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/23/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.0 1.6
09/12/2014 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 5 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 57 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
06/22/2014 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 34 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
10/24/2013 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2013 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2013 41 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/07/2013 84 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.9
10/17/2012 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/17/2012 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/24/2012 34 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2012 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2012 261 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.9 0.0 0.0 1.3
10/16/2011 104 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.7 2.5
08/20/2011 118 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/14/2011 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

35 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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