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Newburgh (T)- Bushfield Creek below Orange 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.

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 840 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 1600 Beach Advisory 0.0 2.3 0.2 0.0 2.5
09/17/2015 1800 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/03/2015 760 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 1500 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 2.3
08/06/2015 780 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/23/2015 190 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/09/2015 850 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 220 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/11/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.4 1.0
05/28/2015 250 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/14/2015 1500 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 440 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/18/2014 380 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/09/2014 60 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.7
08/21/2014 870 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/07/2014 88 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:

Orange Lake is a private lake open to residents for swimming, fishing and boating. This sampling location is downstream of the lake.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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