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Newburgh (C)- Gidneytown 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

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
10/15/2015110Beach Advisory0.
10/01/20154900Beach Advisory0.
09/17/2015160Beach Advisory0.
09/03/2015300Beach Advisory0.
08/20/20151100Beach Advisory0.
08/06/2015360Beach Advisory0.
07/23/2015500Beach Advisory0.
07/09/2015730Beach Advisory0.
06/25/2015420Beach Advisory0.
05/28/20153100Beach Advisory0.
05/14/2015170Beach Advisory0.
10/16/2014>2420Beach Advisory1.
10/02/2014340Beach Advisory0.
09/18/2014230Beach Advisory0.
09/09/2014110Beach Advisory0.
08/21/2014820Beach Advisory0.
08/07/2014820Beach Advisory0.

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 site is located in Gidneytown Creek, just upstream of its confluence with the Quassaick Creek. The site provides information on how inflow from Gidneytown Creek influences the water quality of the Quassaick.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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