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Accord- Route 209 & River Street

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

35 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
09/09/2017 1300 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.0 1.2
08/12/2017 >2420 Beach Advisory 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.9
07/08/2017 151 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4
06/10/2017 134 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/13/2017 120 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/15/2016 81 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2016 2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2016 146 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 54 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 365 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.7 2.2
09/26/2015 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 649 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 249 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.5
11/01/2014 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/27/2014 214 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 144 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 248 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3
06/28/2014 727 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.9
05/31/2014 102 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/26/2013 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 178 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/27/2013 78 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2013 649 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 1.7 0.3 2.3
06/08/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.6 0.2 0.0 2.1
10/27/2012 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4
09/29/2012 627 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.8 0.0 0.1 1.9
09/01/2012 120 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 162 Beach Advisory 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.3
06/30/2012 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 57 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

35 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 site is located amidst several farms, a D & H Canal Heritage Corridor trailhead, a country club and an RV park near Accord. Rochester Creek joins the Rondout just downstream of this sampling site. There are multiple agricultural water withdrawals near this site.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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