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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

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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10/12/201782Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.40.4
09/07/201755Acceptable0.10.70.00.00.8
08/10/201720Acceptable0.00.00.10.20.3
07/06/201749Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/08/201719Acceptable0.00.00.21.31.6
05/11/20176Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/201623Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/201626Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/201636Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/14/201659Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.1
06/16/201660Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/20165Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/29/2015204Beach Advisory0.21.70.00.02.0
09/24/2015<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/201512Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/23/201517Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/25/201518Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
05/28/201568Beach Advisory0.00.20.00.00.2
10/23/2014>2420Beach Advisory1.00.30.40.01.6
09/12/20146Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/201471Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
07/17/201429Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
06/22/201433Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/20147Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.4

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:

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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