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Newburgh (T)- Mill Street above Chadwick 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.

QualityRain, day of (in)Prior Day2 Days Prior3 Days Prior Rain4 Days Total Rain
10/15/2015130Beach Advisory0.
10/01/20153000Beach Advisory0.
09/17/2015400Beach Advisory0.
09/03/2015700Beach Advisory0.
08/20/2015180Beach Advisory0.
08/06/201583Beach Advisory0.
07/23/2015280Beach Advisory0.
07/09/2015160Beach Advisory0.
06/25/2015720Beach Advisory0.
06/11/2015330Beach Advisory0.
05/28/2015310Beach Advisory0.
05/14/201583Beach Advisory0.
10/16/2014>2420Beach Advisory1.
10/02/201496Beach Advisory0.
08/21/201499Beach Advisory0.
08/07/201487Beach 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 on the Quassaick Creek is upstream of Chadwick Lake, which provides drinking water for the Town of Newburgh. In addition, people fish on this part of the stream.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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