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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

42 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
10/13/20181120Beach Advisory0.
09/08/2018866Beach Advisory0.
08/11/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/14/2018168Beach Advisory0.
06/09/2018120Beach Advisory0.
05/12/201887Beach Advisory0.
10/14/2017196Beach Advisory0.
09/09/2017517Beach Advisory0.
08/12/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/08/2017345Beach Advisory0.
10/15/20161120Beach Advisory0.
08/20/20161046Beach Advisory0.
07/16/2016921Beach Advisory0.
06/18/2016308Beach Advisory0.
05/21/201663Beach Advisory0.
10/31/2015118Beach Advisory0.
09/26/2015115Beach Advisory0.
08/29/2015104Beach Advisory0.
06/27/2015613Beach Advisory0.
05/30/201575Beach Advisory0.
09/27/2014115Beach Advisory0.
08/30/2014141Beach Advisory0.
07/26/2014186Beach Advisory0.
06/28/2014517Beach Advisory0.
08/24/2013130Beach Advisory0.
07/27/2013328Beach Advisory0.
06/29/2013980Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/29/20123448Beach Advisory0.
09/01/2012121Beach Advisory0.
07/28/2012461Beach Advisory0.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

42 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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