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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

39 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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10/12/2017201Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.40.4
09/07/2017488Beach Advisory0.10.70.00.00.8
08/10/201748Acceptable0.00.00.10.20.3
07/06/201776Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/08/201756Acceptable0.00.00.21.31.6
05/11/201714Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/20165Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/201611Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/201671Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/14/2016214Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.1
06/16/201631Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/201626Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/29/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.21.70.00.02.0
09/24/20154Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/20156Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/23/20154Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/25/201512Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
05/28/201591Beach Advisory0.00.20.00.00.2
10/23/2014>2420Beach Advisory1.00.30.40.01.6
09/12/20147Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/201426Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
07/17/201471Beach Advisory0.00.10.40.00.5
06/22/201434Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/201438Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.4
10/24/20137Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/20132Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/20136Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/27/20132Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
06/07/201362Beach Advisory0.70.20.00.00.9
10/17/201212Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
09/17/201216Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
08/20/201223Acceptable0.20.00.10.20.5
07/24/201281Beach Advisory0.10.10.00.00.2
06/19/201212Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/20121046Beach Advisory0.40.90.00.01.3
10/16/2011128Beach Advisory0.00.01.80.72.5
08/20/201131Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
07/14/201112Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/01/201113Acceptable0.00.00.00.40.5

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

39 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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