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Schenectady- Mohawk Harbor

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
08/11/2019 184 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.4
07/14/2019 548 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/10/2019 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/14/2019 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.0 1.4
10/15/2018 47 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/17/2018 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/19/2018 866 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.0 1.0
07/22/2018 88 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/18/2018 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
05/18/2018 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
10/23/2017 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/18/2017 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2017 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
07/17/2017 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/17/2017 162 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8
05/22/2017 70 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3
10/22/2016 1203 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.1 0.7 0.0 1.7
09/19/2016 756 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.8
08/20/2016 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/18/2016 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.6
05/25/2016 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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:

Site of a riverfront casino that opened in 2017.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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