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Lincoln Park- Orlando Park

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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10/12/2017921Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.70.7
09/07/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.10.50.10.00.7
08/10/2017281Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.20.3
07/06/2017436Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/08/2017134Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/11/201717Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/20163Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/201666Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/2016231Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.00.1
07/14/2016233Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/16/2016143Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/201617Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/30/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.00.41.40.01.8
09/25/201511Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/28/201512Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/24/201536Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/26/201537Acceptable0.00.00.00.40.5
05/29/201518Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.4
10/24/2014687Beach Advisory0.00.40.20.51.1
09/13/20146Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/201432Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
07/18/201472Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.70.9
06/23/201428Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/23/2014435Beach Advisory0.10.30.00.00.4
10/24/20135Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/201312Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/201317Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/25/2013228Beach Advisory0.00.00.80.51.3
06/27/201353Acceptable0.70.00.00.61.3
06/06/201381Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.10.2
10/18/20124Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
09/18/20121300Beach Advisory1.20.00.00.11.3
08/21/20128Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
07/24/201260Acceptable0.10.20.00.00.3
06/19/201234Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/23/201288Beach Advisory0.00.30.90.01.2
04/24/2012980Beach Advisory0.00.40.80.92.1
11/14/20115Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/17/201137Acceptable0.00.00.01.11.1
09/21/2011649Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.00.1
08/24/201118Acceptable0.00.00.00.90.9
07/15/201148Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/05/2011238Beach 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 is located in a flood-prone area surrounded by agricultural land and parkland. This winding reach of Esopus Creek is bounded to the east by the densely developed commercial strip of Route 9W just outside of Kingston, and to the west by Bluestone Wild Forest, a state preserve.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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