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Florida- Old Erie Lock 28 kayak launch

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
07/17/2017 276 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/17/2017 260 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8
05/22/2017 12 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3
10/23/2016 201 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.2 0.1 0.5 1.8
09/19/2016 272 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
08/20/2016 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/02/2016 >2420 Beach Advisory 1.1 0.2 2.6 0.1 3.9
07/29/2016 53 Acceptable 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/18/2016 81 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/29/2016 126 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/20/2016 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/25/2016 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2015 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2015 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
08/17/2015 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/14/2015 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.9

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 and processed at laboratories that aren't directly affiliated with Riverkeeper, using methods and study designs that are consistent with Riverkeeper's Hudson River and Citizen Testing programs.

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:

Part of the Canalway Trail, this site site includes a kayak launch, picnic area and fishing access.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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