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Wawarsing- Below Rondout Res. 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 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2016 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2016 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.7 2.2
09/26/2015 28 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 76 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.5
11/01/2014 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/27/2014 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3
06/28/2014 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.9
05/31/2014 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/26/2013 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/27/2013 111 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2013 65 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 1.7 0.3 2.3
06/08/2013 548 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.6 0.2 0.0 2.1
10/27/2012 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4
09/29/2012 275 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.8 0.0 0.1 1.9
09/01/2012 42 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 48 Acceptable 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.3
06/30/2012 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 9 Acceptable 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:

This fishing area is located about one mile below the Rondout Reservoir dam, part of New York City?s water supply.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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