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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

30 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
10/13/2016 111 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 32 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 168 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2016 68 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/16/2016 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 5 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 3 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 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
05/28/2015 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/23/2014 1414 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.0 1.6
09/12/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 24 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 81 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
06/22/2014 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 30 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
10/24/2013 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2013 73 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2013 91 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/07/2013 148 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.9
10/17/2012 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/17/2012 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/20/2012 91 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.5
06/19/2012 46 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2012 387 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.9 0.0 0.0 1.3
04/23/2012 1986 Beach Advisory 1.2 1.3 1.0 0.0 3.5
07/14/2011 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

30 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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