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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

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
10/13/20181986Beach Advisory0.
09/08/2018649Beach Advisory0.
08/11/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/14/2018517Beach Advisory0.
06/09/201898Beach Advisory0.
05/12/2018117Beach Advisory0.
10/14/2017260Beach Advisory0.
09/09/20171300Beach Advisory0.
08/12/2017>2420Beach Advisory1.
07/08/2017151Beach Advisory0.
06/10/2017134Beach Advisory0.
05/13/2017120Beach Advisory0.
10/15/201681Beach Advisory0.
09/17/2016>2420Beach Advisory0.
08/20/2016>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/16/20162420Beach Advisory0.
06/18/2016146Beach Advisory0.
10/31/2015365Beach Advisory0.
07/25/201575Beach Advisory0.
06/27/2015649Beach Advisory0.
05/30/2015249Beach Advisory0.
09/27/2014214Beach Advisory0.
08/30/2014144Beach Advisory0.
07/26/2014248Beach Advisory0.
06/28/2014727Beach Advisory0.
05/31/2014102Beach Advisory0.
08/24/2013178Beach Advisory0.
07/27/201378Beach Advisory0.
06/29/2013649Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/27/201284Beach Advisory0.
09/29/2012627Beach Advisory0.
09/01/2012120Beach Advisory0.
07/28/2012162Beach Advisory1.

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 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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