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Ellenville- Beer Kill 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
10/13/20181203Beach Advisory0.
09/08/2018816Beach Advisory0.
08/11/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/14/20181986Beach Advisory0.
06/09/2018214Beach Advisory0.
05/12/201894Beach Advisory0.
10/14/2017517Beach Advisory0.
09/09/2017488Beach Advisory0.
08/12/2017>2420Beach Advisory1.
07/08/2017649Beach Advisory0.
05/13/201766Beach Advisory0.
10/15/201671Beach Advisory0.
08/20/201662Beach Advisory0.
07/16/2016579Beach Advisory0.
06/18/2016167Beach Advisory0.
09/26/201582Beach Advisory0.
08/29/2015125Beach Advisory0.
07/25/2015344Beach Advisory0.
06/27/2015649Beach Advisory0.
05/30/2015194Beach Advisory0.
08/30/2014162Beach Advisory0.
07/26/2014233Beach Advisory0.
06/28/20142420Beach Advisory0.
09/28/20131733Beach Advisory0.
08/24/2013387Beach Advisory0.
07/27/2013727Beach Advisory0.
06/29/2013687Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/29/2012512Beach Advisory0.
07/28/2012285Beach Advisory1.
05/26/201270Beach 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 site is located on the Beer Kill just before it joins Sandburg Creek, one of the tributaries which drain the southernmost extent of the Rondout watershed.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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