Water Quality > Tributary and Waterfront Data > Quassaick Creek > Newburgh (C)- Unnamed trib below Crystal Lake reservoir

Newburgh (C)- Unnamed trib below Crystal Lake reservoir

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 95 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 4600 Beach Advisory 0.0 2.3 0.2 0.0 2.5
09/17/2015 300 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/03/2015 240 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 1600 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 2.3
08/06/2015 830 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/23/2015 380 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/09/2015 260 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/25/2015 120 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/11/2015 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.4 1.0
05/28/2015 1900 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/14/2015 86 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 69 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/18/2014 220 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/09/2014 120 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.7
08/21/2014 390 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/07/2014 620 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 site is located where an unnamed tributary enters the Quassaick Creek. There is fishing upstream of this site in Crystal Lake.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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