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Preston Hollow- Cheese Hill Road 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

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 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 26 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 59 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/16/2016 60 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 204 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 2.0
09/24/2015 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/27/2015 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/23/2015 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
05/28/2015 68 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 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 71 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
06/22/2014 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 7 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 fishing access site is located upstream of the developed area of Preston Hollow. To the east the Catskill Creek is buffered by agriculture in this area, while the opposite bank is mostly forested.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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