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Marbletown- Tongore Park swimming beach

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

32 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 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 70 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 649 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/14/2016 579 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 687 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 83 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/30/2015 1046 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/25/2015 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/28/2015 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/24/2015 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/26/2015 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/29/2015 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
10/24/2014 39 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2014 98 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2014 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/18/2014 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/23/2014 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2014 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/24/2013 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2013 46 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.4
06/27/2013 11 Acceptable 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
06/06/2013 461 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4
10/18/2012 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
09/18/2012 1300 Beach Advisory 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.4
08/21/2012 45 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/24/2012 7 Acceptable 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.2
06/19/2012 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2012 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 1.1 0.0 1.6
04/24/2012 53 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 2.5

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

32 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 town swimming beach is at the Marbletown Recreation Park on Tongore Road. There is a lot of agricultural land use in the area.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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