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Amsterdam- North Chuctanunda Creek at Shuttleworth Park

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

16 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
08/11/2019 326 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.4
07/14/2019 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/10/2019 78 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/14/2019 1986 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.0 1.4
10/15/2018 197 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/17/2018 537 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/19/2018 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.0 1.0
07/22/2018 2420 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/18/2018 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
05/18/2018 214 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
10/22/2017 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2017 32 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2017 488 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
07/17/2017 770 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/17/2017 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8
05/22/2017 78 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

16 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

Agencies Responsible:

NYS Dept. of Health, Herkimer District Office: 315-866-6879; NYSDEC Region 4: 518-357-2068

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