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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

43 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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10/12/2017187Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.70.7
09/07/201735Acceptable0.10.50.10.00.7
08/10/201766Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.20.3
07/06/201739Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/08/201768Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/11/201711Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/20167Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/201640Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/201698Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.00.1
07/14/2016387Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/16/2016276Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/201619Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/30/20152420Beach Advisory0.00.41.40.01.8
09/25/201511Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/28/20156Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/24/201512Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/26/201523Acceptable0.00.00.00.40.5
05/29/201511Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.4
10/24/201430Acceptable0.00.40.20.51.1
09/13/201411Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/201440Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
07/18/201410Acceptable0.00.00.20.70.9
06/23/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/23/201458Acceptable0.10.30.00.00.4
10/24/201349Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/20136Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/201323Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/25/201317Acceptable0.00.00.80.51.3
06/27/201315Acceptable0.70.00.00.61.3
06/06/2013921Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.10.2
10/18/201212Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
09/18/2012921Beach Advisory1.30.00.00.11.4
08/21/201210Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
07/24/201223Acceptable0.10.20.00.00.3
06/19/201218Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/23/201247Acceptable0.00.30.90.01.2
04/24/2012365Beach Advisory0.00.40.80.92.1
11/14/20114Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/17/201115Acceptable0.00.00.01.11.1
09/21/2011276Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.00.1
08/24/201116Acceptable0.00.00.00.90.9
07/15/201118Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/05/201185Beach Advisory0.00.00.70.00.7

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

43 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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