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Frankfort- Dyke Road Bridge

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

21 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
06/10/2019 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/14/2019 1300 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3
10/15/2018 142 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3
09/17/2018 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.7
08/19/2018 1986 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 1.3 0.0 1.4
07/22/2018 689 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/18/2018 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/18/2018 34 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.6
10/22/2017 157 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2017 575 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2017 1553 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.9
07/19/2017 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.7
06/17/2017 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.7
05/22/2017 235 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.6
10/23/2016 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 2.2 0.5 3.2
09/18/2016 >2420 Beach Advisory 1.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 1.3
07/18/2016 602 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
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 579 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4
09/13/2015 42 Acceptable 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

21 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:

This site is located on the Mohawk River downstream of Utica, which has a combined sewer system. The Erie Canal runs parallel to the river in this stretch.

Agencies Responsible:

NYS Dept. of Health, Herkimer District Office: 315-866-6879; NYSDEC Region 6: 315-785-2239

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