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Eddyville- Creek Locks fishing access

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 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 107 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 39 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2016 122 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
06/18/2016 134 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.2 1.5
09/26/2015 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 78 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
11/01/2014 141 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/27/2014 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 78 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.9 1.0
06/28/2014 60 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
05/31/2014 129 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
10/26/2013 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 548 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/27/2013 153 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.6 0.0 1.1
06/08/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.4 0.1 0.0 1.7
10/27/2012 55 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2012 554 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 1.4
09/01/2012 91 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 157 Beach Advisory 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9
06/30/2012 2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 79 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 site, just outside of Kingston, is the historical terminus of the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This site is located at a DEC shoreline fishing access point where there is also a boat launch. The Eddyville Dam is located three-quarters of a mile downstream of this site.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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