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Oak Hill- Brandow Memorial Park 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 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 119 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2016 48 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/16/2016 91 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 25 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 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/27/2015 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/23/2015 61 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
05/28/2015 111 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/23/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.0 1.6
09/12/2014 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 22 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
06/22/2014 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 25 Acceptable 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, adjacent to a baseball field, is used as an access point for boaters.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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