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Livingstonville- Route 145

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

18 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 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2016 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/16/2016 106 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/29/2015 260 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 2.0
09/24/2015 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/27/2015 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/23/2015 45 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 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/23/2014 1986 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.0 1.6
09/12/2014 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 37 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
06/22/2014 90 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 190 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

18 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 downstream of the developed area of Livingstonville. In this vicinity, the land cover is mostly forested, with some agriculture buffering the Catskill Creek.

Agencies Responsible:

NYSDEC Region 4: 518-357-2068

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