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Newburgh (C)- Above Muchattoes Lake

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.

QualityRain, day of (in)Prior Day2 Days Prior3 Days Prior Rain4 Days Total Rain
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10/15/2015110Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/01/20154400Beach Advisory0.02.30.20.02.5
09/17/2015340Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/03/201541Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/20151300Beach Advisory0.00.02.30.02.3
08/06/2015660Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/23/20151400Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/09/2015380Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/25/2015200Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.1
06/11/201540Acceptable0.00.00.60.41.0
05/28/20152300Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
05/14/201541Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/16/2014>2420Beach Advisory1.20.30.00.01.5
10/02/2014180Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/18/2014210Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
09/09/201466Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.50.7
08/21/2014960Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.00.1
08/07/20142000Beach Advisory0.00.20.20.00.4

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:

This sampling site provides information about the quality of water flowing into Muchattoes Lake, which is used for fishing.

Agencies Responsible:

Orange County Dept. of Health: 845-291-2331; NYSDEC Region 3: 845-256-3000

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