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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

41 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
10/13/2016 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 35 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2
07/14/2016 35 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/30/2015 1986 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 1.6 0.0 1.9
09/25/2015 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/28/2015 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/24/2015 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/26/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
05/29/2015 58 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.4
10/24/2014 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.9 0.6 0.7 2.2
09/13/2014 13 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
08/22/2014 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/18/2014 45 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.9 1.1
06/23/2014 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2014 179 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.6
10/24/2013 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2013 55 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2013 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.2 1.1 2.3
06/27/2013 38 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
06/06/2013 9 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2
10/18/2012 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
09/18/2012 29 Acceptable 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.1 2.7
08/21/2012 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/24/2012 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4
06/19/2012 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2012 59 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.9 0.0 1.2
04/24/2012 190 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.8 0.9 2.1
11/14/2011 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2011 61 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.1 1.1
09/21/2011 93 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/24/2011 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.7
07/15/2011 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/05/2011 162 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/17/2010 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/16/2010 2 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/23/2010 >2420 Beach Advisory 1.0 2.4 0.0 0.0 3.4
08/20/2010 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

41 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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