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Durham- Ten Mile Creek tributary

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

36 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
10/10/2019 43 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.9 1.0
09/12/2019 66 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/08/2019 137 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/11/2019 44 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/13/2019 42 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.6 0.9
05/09/2019 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
10/11/2018 167 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/06/2018 435 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/09/2018 1203 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.8
07/12/2018 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/07/2018 38 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/12/2018 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/12/2017 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
09/07/2017 1414 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.8
08/10/2017 122 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3
07/06/2017 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/08/2017 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.2 1.7
05/11/2017 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2016 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 47 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2016 42 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/16/2016 46 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 6 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 11 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 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 32 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
05/28/2015 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/23/2014 1300 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.0 1.6
09/12/2014 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 63 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
06/22/2014 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 58 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

36 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 located at a DEC fishing area on the Ten Mile Creek, just upstream of its confluence with the Catskill Creek. The Ten Mile Creek watershed has a wastewater treatment plant upstream at Rensselaerville.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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