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Potter Hollow- Route 145/81 fishing 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

24 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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10/12/201785Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.40.4
09/07/2017166Beach Advisory0.10.70.00.00.8
08/10/201712Acceptable0.00.00.10.20.3
07/06/201766Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/08/201723Acceptable0.00.00.21.31.6
05/11/201712Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/201623Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/201613Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/201637Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/14/201649Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.1
06/16/201657Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/201628Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/29/2015980Beach Advisory0.21.70.00.02.0
09/24/20154Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/2015<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/23/20156Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/25/201520Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
05/28/201564Beach Advisory0.00.20.00.00.2
10/23/2014>2420Beach Advisory1.00.30.40.01.6
09/12/20143Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/201413Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
07/17/201416Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
06/22/201421Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/201415Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

24 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:

From this fishing access point, the Catskill Creek is accessed by following a fisherman's trail down to the water. The area is a mixture of forested and agricultural land use.

Agencies Responsible:

Albany County Dept. of Health: 518-447-4580; NYSDEC Region 4: 518-357-2068

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