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Middleburgh- The Vlaie fishing & boating access

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 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 80 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2016 126 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/16/2016 50 Acceptable 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 214 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 2.0
09/24/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/27/2015 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/23/2015 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
05/28/2015 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/23/2014 206 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.0 1.6
09/12/2014 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 17 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
06/22/2014 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 69 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 site is located at the headwaters of the Catskill Creek. The pond, wetland and adjacent uplands are designated by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation as a Wildlife Management Area, and access is available for a variety of recreational activities. There is a boat launch at the site.

Agencies Responsible:

NYSDEC Region 4: 518-357-2068

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