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Gallatin- Gallatin Conservation Area

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

17 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
10/12/2019 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/14/2019 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.7
08/10/2019 147 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 1.0
07/13/2019 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/15/2019 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
05/11/2019 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
10/13/2018 1414 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.8
09/15/2018 27 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.6
08/11/2018 51 Acceptable 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.3
07/14/2018 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/09/2018 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/12/2018 1 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/14/2017 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2
09/09/2017 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.7 1.2
07/08/2017 94 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
06/10/2017 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/13/2017 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

17 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 a new conservation area that provides streamside access. Site photo credit: Kaare Christian.

Agencies Responsible:

Columbia County Dept. of Health: (518) 828-3358; NYSDEC Region 3: 845-256-3000

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