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Kingston- Washington Avenue 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

42 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
09/07/2017 35 Acceptable 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.7
08/10/2017 66 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3
07/06/2017 39 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/08/2017 68 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/11/2017 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2016 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 98 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/14/2016 387 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 276 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/30/2015 2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 1.4 0.0 1.8
09/25/2015 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/28/2015 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/24/2015 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/26/2015 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.5
05/29/2015 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.4
10/24/2014 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.5 1.1
09/13/2014 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2014 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/18/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.9
06/23/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2014 58 Acceptable 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.4
10/24/2013 49 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2013 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2013 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.5 1.3
06/27/2013 15 Acceptable 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.3
06/06/2013 921 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2
10/18/2012 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
09/18/2012 921 Beach Advisory 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.4
08/21/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
07/24/2012 23 Acceptable 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/19/2012 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2012 47 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.9 0.0 1.2
04/24/2012 365 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.8 0.9 2.1
11/14/2011 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2011 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.1
09/21/2011 276 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/24/2011 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.9
07/15/2011 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/05/2011 85 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.7

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

42 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 site on the western edge of Kingston is located on the north site of Esopus Creek in close proximity to I-587 and I-87. The area around this site is a mixture of forest, agricultural and urban development.

Agencies Responsible:

Ulster County Dept. of Health: 845-340-3010; NYSDEC Region 3: 845-256-3000

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