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East Durham- Route 67/67A 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

17 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
05/11/2017 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2016 98 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2016 116 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
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 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/23/2015 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
05/28/2015 19 Acceptable 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 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 11 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 29 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 38 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

17 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 sampling site is located in an area that is popular for swimming and that also has fishing access. There is some agricultural land use upstream and downstream of this site.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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