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Leeds- Fire Department intake

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.

QualityRain, day of (in)Prior Day2 Days Prior3 Days Prior Rain4 Days Total Rain
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10/12/2017101Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.40.4
09/07/2017488Beach Advisory0.10.70.00.00.8
08/10/201750Acceptable0.00.00.10.20.3
07/06/201741Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/08/201765Beach Advisory0.00.00.21.31.6
05/11/201748Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/2016111Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/201632Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/2016168Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/14/201668Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.1
06/16/201696Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/20165Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/29/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.21.70.00.02.0
09/24/20153Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/20153Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/23/201511Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/25/201520Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
05/28/201525Acceptable0.00.20.00.00.2
10/23/20141414Beach Advisory1.00.30.40.01.6
09/12/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/201424Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
07/17/201481Beach Advisory0.00.10.40.00.5
06/22/201418Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/201430Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.4
10/24/201322Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/201340Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/201373Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/27/201391Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.00.1
06/07/2013148Beach Advisory0.70.20.00.00.9
10/17/20121Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
09/17/201233Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
08/20/201291Beach Advisory0.20.00.10.20.5
06/19/201246Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/2012387Beach Advisory0.40.90.00.01.3
04/23/20121986Beach Advisory1.21.31.00.03.5
07/14/201126Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0

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, on the bank opposite the Old Stone Bridge and Slippery Rock sites, serves as an upstream reference for Leeds, and a downstream reference point for assessing sewage inputs from the outfall under the Old Stone Bridge. This part of the creek is used for fishing access.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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