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

28 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 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2016 54 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/16/2016 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 33 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 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/23/2015 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 28 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
05/28/2015 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/23/2014 1733 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.0 1.6
09/12/2014 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 261 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
06/22/2014 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 68 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
10/24/2013 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 201 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2013 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2013 21 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/07/2013 313 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.9
10/17/2012 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/17/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/20/2012 98 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.5
07/24/2012 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2012 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2012 173 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.9 0.0 0.0 1.3

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

28 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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