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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

40 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
07/06/2017 436 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/08/2017 134 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/11/2017 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2016 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 66 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 231 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/14/2016 233 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 143 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 17 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 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/24/2015 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/26/2015 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.5
05/29/2015 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.4
10/24/2014 687 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.5 1.1
09/13/2014 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2014 32 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/18/2014 72 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.9
06/23/2014 28 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2014 435 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.4
10/24/2013 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2013 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2013 228 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.5 1.3
06/27/2013 53 Acceptable 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.3
06/06/2013 81 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2
10/18/2012 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
09/18/2012 1300 Beach Advisory 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.3
08/21/2012 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
07/24/2012 60 Acceptable 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/19/2012 34 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2012 88 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.9 0.0 1.2
04/24/2012 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.8 0.9 2.1
11/14/2011 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2011 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.1
09/21/2011 649 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/24/2011 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.9
07/15/2011 48 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/05/2011 238 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.7

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

40 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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