Saugerties Village 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

47 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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10/12/201781Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.90.9
09/07/201720Acceptable0.10.60.10.00.8
08/10/201798Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.20.4
07/06/201742Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/08/201738Acceptable0.00.00.51.41.8
05/11/201712Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/201650Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/2016<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/201635Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.2
07/14/201635Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/16/201631Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/20167Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/30/20151986Beach Advisory0.00.31.60.01.9
09/25/2015<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/28/201525Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/24/201584Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/26/201520Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
05/29/201558Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.4
10/24/2014517Beach Advisory0.00.90.60.72.2
09/13/201413Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
08/22/201486Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
07/18/201445Acceptable0.00.00.20.91.1
06/23/201423Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/23/2014179Beach Advisory0.10.50.00.00.6
10/24/201313Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/20131Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/201355Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/25/2013517Beach Advisory0.00.01.21.12.3
06/27/201338Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
06/06/20139Acceptable0.10.00.00.10.2
10/18/20125Acceptable0.00.00.00.40.4
09/18/201229Acceptable2.60.00.00.12.7
08/21/20124Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
07/24/20123Acceptable0.00.40.00.00.4
06/19/20126Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/23/201259Acceptable0.00.30.90.01.2
04/24/2012190Beach Advisory0.00.40.80.92.1
11/14/201115Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/17/201161Beach Advisory0.00.00.11.11.1
09/21/201193Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.00.1
08/24/20113Acceptable0.00.00.00.60.7
07/15/20118Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/05/2011162Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
09/17/20103Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/16/20102Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
08/23/2010>2420Beach Advisory1.02.40.00.03.4
08/20/201022Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

47 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 public swimming beach and boat launch in the village of Saugerties is situated a short distance upstream from the Diamond Mills Dam and the tidal portion of Esopus Creek.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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