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Niskayuna- Aqueduct Park rowing docks

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

18 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
08/21/2017 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
07/17/2017 55 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/17/2017 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8
05/22/2017 249 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3
10/22/2016 203 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.1 0.5 0.0 1.2
09/19/2016 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
08/20/2016 36 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 517 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/27/2016 120 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/18/2016 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/05/2016 35 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/20/2016 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/25/2016 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2015 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/17/2015 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/13/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

18 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:

Floating docks are used by local rowing clubs.

Agencies Responsible:

Schenectady County Dept. of Health: 518-386-2818; NYSDEC Region 4: 518-357-2068

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