Napanoch- State Prison

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

32 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
06/10/2017 85 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/13/2017 52 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/15/2016 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2016 579 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2016 328 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 155 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 107 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.7 2.2
09/26/2015 65 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 122 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 461 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 326 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.5
11/01/2014 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/27/2014 55 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 313 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 313 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3
06/28/2014 1300 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.9
05/31/2014 72 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/26/2013 93 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 161 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/27/2013 249 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2013 1553 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 60 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4
09/29/2012 537 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.8 0.0 0.1 1.9
09/01/2012 47 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 921 Beach Advisory 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.3
06/30/2012 57 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

32 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 near Eastern New York Correctional Facility.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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