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Hurley- Route 209 fishing access

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

18 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
05/11/2017 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2016 46 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 184 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 980 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/14/2016 107 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 5 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 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/28/2015 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/24/2015 13 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 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.4
09/13/2014 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2014 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/18/2014 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.9
06/23/2014 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2014 29 Acceptable 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

18 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 just upstream of the developed area of Hurley. This site is located at an informal fishing access point with a flat rocky outcrop.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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