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Newburgh (T)- Bushfield Creek at Algonquin 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

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
10/15/2015 300 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 6100 Beach Advisory 0.0 2.3 0.2 0.0 2.5
09/17/2015 190 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/03/2015 190 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 780 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 2.3
08/06/2015 140 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/23/2015 240 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/09/2015 630 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 280 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/11/2015 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.4 1.0
05/28/2015 3000 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/14/2015 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/16/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 1.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.5
10/02/2014 92 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/18/2014 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/09/2014 59 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.7
08/21/2014 260 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/07/2014 520 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 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:

This sampling site is located in Algonquin Park near the pavilion and educational kiosk. People wade in the stream and fish here.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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