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Marbletown- Tongore Creek tributary

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

24 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
10/11/2018139Beach Advisory0.
09/06/2018435Beach Advisory0.
08/09/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/12/201874Beach Advisory0.
10/12/2017185Beach Advisory0.
09/07/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
08/10/2017365Beach Advisory0.
07/06/201796Beach Advisory0.
06/08/201774Beach Advisory0.
05/11/201766Beach Advisory0.
06/16/2016122Beach Advisory0.
07/24/201577Beach Advisory0.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

24 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 tributary flows for more than eight miles through forest and farmland before joining the Esopus Creek on the property of The Ashokan Center. The sampling site is just upstream of the confluence.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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