Rome- Bellamy Harbor 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

11 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
06/17/2017 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 1.0
05/22/2017 25 Acceptable 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.5
10/22/2016 330 Beach Advisory 0.4 2.0 0.5 0.1 3.0
09/18/2016 69 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 1.0
08/20/2016 344 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/18/2016 1414 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
05/25/2016 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2015 13 Acceptable 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4
09/13/2015 70 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
08/17/2015 111 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8
07/13/2015 137 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.5

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

11 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 has a kayak launch, fishing access site and picnic area.

Agencies Responsible:

Oneida County Dept. of Health: 315-798-5064; NYSDEC Region 6: 315-785-2239

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