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Jefferson Heights- West Main Street

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

34 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 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2016 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 71 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2016 214 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/16/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 26 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 4 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 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
05/28/2015 91 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 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 26 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 71 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
06/22/2014 34 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
10/24/2013 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2013 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2013 2 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/07/2013 62 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.9
10/17/2012 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/17/2012 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/20/2012 23 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.5
07/24/2012 81 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2012 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2012 1046 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.9 0.0 0.0 1.3
10/16/2011 128 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.7 2.5
08/20/2011 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/14/2011 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/01/2011 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.5

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

34 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, located in a reach of the Catskill Creek that is used for kayaking, is just downstream of fishing areas. This site is located 1/4 mile downstream of the point where Kaaterskill Creek, the Catskill?s largest tributary, joins the Catskill Creek.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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