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Accord- Rochester 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

30 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
10/15/2016 1120 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 1046 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/16/2016 921 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
06/18/2016 308 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 118 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2015 115 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 104 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 60 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 613 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
11/01/2014 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/27/2014 115 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 141 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 186 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/28/2014 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/31/2014 60 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/26/2013 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 38 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 130 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/27/2013 328 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2013 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.7 0.0 1.3
06/08/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.3 2.0 0.1 0.0 2.5
10/27/2012 59 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2012 3448 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.7 0.0 0.1 2.0
09/01/2012 121 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 461 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 0.6 0.0 1.3
06/30/2012 27 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

30 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 trained by Riverkeeper, and processed on the Riverkeeper vessel, according to the 2014 Quality Assurance Project Plan.

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 subtributary site is located in Rochester Creek near its confluence with Rondout Creek. Rochester Creek drains a mostly forested subwatershed on the north side of Rondout Creek.

Agencies Responsible:

Ulster County Dept. of Health: 845-340-3010; NYSDEC Region 3: 845-256-3000

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