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Kerhonkson- Route 44/55 Bridge

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 123 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 56 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 241 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2016 250 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2016 167 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 104 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 128 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.7 2.2
09/26/2015 313 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 56 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 135 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 166 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 101 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.5
11/01/2014 58 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/27/2014 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 105 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 261 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3
06/28/2014 461 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.9
05/31/2014 225 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/26/2013 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 88 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 249 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/27/2013 162 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2013 1120 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 70 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4
09/29/2012 820 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.8 0.0 0.1 1.9
09/01/2012 548 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 727 Beach Advisory 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.3
06/30/2012 56 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 73 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

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:

There is a D & H Canal Heritage Corridor trailhead near this site.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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