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Utica- Reall Creek tributary

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

17 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.

QualityRain, day of (in)Prior Day2 Days Prior3 Days Prior Rain4 Days Total Rain
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10/15/20181300Beach Advisory0.10.00.20.00.3
09/17/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.50.10.00.00.7
08/19/2018214Beach Advisory0.00.11.30.01.4
07/22/2018687Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.00.1
06/18/201836Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/18/2018180Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.60.6
10/22/2017102Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/2017549Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/20171986Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.80.9
07/19/2017178Beach Advisory0.00.00.70.00.7
06/17/2017870Beach Advisory0.00.70.00.00.7
05/22/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.40.10.00.10.6
10/22/20161986Beach Advisory0.42.20.50.13.2
09/18/2016>2420Beach Advisory1.10.20.00.01.3
07/18/2016436Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.40.4
06/20/2016<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/25/2016179Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

17 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:

Reall Creek meets the Erie Canal near the City of Utica's marina.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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