South Cairo Bridge

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

34 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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10/12/2017192Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.40.4
09/07/2017866Beach Advisory0.10.70.00.00.8
08/10/201723Acceptable0.00.00.10.20.3
07/06/20171553Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/08/201789Beach Advisory0.00.00.21.31.6
05/11/201781Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/201613Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/20164Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/20167Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/14/201654Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.1
06/16/20166Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/201633Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/29/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.21.70.00.02.0
09/24/201513Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/23/20151Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/25/201528Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
05/28/201519Acceptable0.00.20.00.00.2
10/23/20141733Beach Advisory1.00.30.40.01.6
09/12/20147Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/2014261Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
07/17/201433Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
06/22/201426Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/201468Beach Advisory0.40.00.00.00.4
10/24/201319Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/2013201Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/201336Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/27/201321Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
06/07/2013313Beach Advisory0.70.20.00.00.9
10/17/201217Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
09/17/201210Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
08/20/201298Beach Advisory0.20.00.10.20.5
07/24/2012>2420Beach Advisory0.10.10.00.00.2
06/19/201230Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/2012173Beach Advisory0.40.90.00.01.3

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

34 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 calm, slow-moving site is located near the Route 67 bridge in South Cairo. Land use in this area is a mixture of forest, agricultural and residential, with some houses directly adjacent to the stream.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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