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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

37 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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10/12/2017112Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.70.7
09/07/2017361Beach Advisory0.10.50.10.00.7
08/10/2017187Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/06/2017914Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/08/201732Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/11/20177Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/201696Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/201670Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/2016649Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.3
07/14/2016579Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/16/2016687Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/201683Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/30/20151046Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/25/20154Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/28/201513Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/24/201514Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/26/201523Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
05/29/20156Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
10/24/201439Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/201498Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/201416Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/18/20144Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/23/20148Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/23/201411Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/24/20138Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/201324Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/201346Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/25/201320Acceptable0.00.00.20.20.4
06/27/201311Acceptable0.70.00.00.00.8
06/06/2013461Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.30.4
10/18/20122Acceptable0.00.00.00.40.4
09/18/20121300Beach Advisory2.20.00.00.22.4
08/21/201245Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
07/24/20127Acceptable0.01.20.00.01.2
06/19/20126Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/23/201225Acceptable0.00.51.10.01.6
04/24/201253Acceptable0.00.51.01.02.5

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

37 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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