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Newburgh (T)- Patton Brook 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.

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 1000 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 5800 Beach Advisory 0.0 2.3 0.2 0.0 2.5
09/17/2015 310 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/03/2015 220 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 460 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 2.3
08/06/2015 160 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/23/2015 270 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/09/2015 480 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 480 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/11/2015 110 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.4 1.0
05/28/2015 4400 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/14/2015 300 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 34 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/18/2014 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/09/2014 140 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.7
08/21/2014 650 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/07/2014 120 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:

Patton Brook is a feeder stream for Washington Lake, which provides drinking water to the City of Newburgh.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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