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Saugerties- Cantines Island 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

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
09/12/2019 770 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
08/08/2019 1986 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.5
07/11/2019 345 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/13/2019 83 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.2 1.0 1.2
05/09/2019 56 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
10/11/2018 365 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/06/2018 121 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/09/2018 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
07/12/2018 82 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/07/2018 34 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
05/12/2018 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/07/2017 238 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.3 1.1
10/13/2016 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 89 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 76 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/14/2016 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 461 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 is a private swimming beach at the Catines Island cohousing cooperative.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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