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Wawarsing- Foordemore Road 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

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.
09/08/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
08/11/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/14/2018211Beach Advisory0.
06/09/201880Beach Advisory0.
05/12/20182420Beach Advisory0.
10/14/2017118Beach Advisory0.
09/09/20171046Beach Advisory0.
08/12/2017>2420Beach Advisory1.
07/08/2017299Beach Advisory0.
10/15/2016286Beach Advisory0.
09/17/201687Beach Advisory0.
08/20/2016201Beach Advisory0.
07/16/2016727Beach Advisory0.
06/18/2016173Beach Advisory0.
05/21/201678Beach Advisory0.
10/31/2015101Beach Advisory0.
09/26/2015128Beach Advisory0.
08/29/2015101Beach Advisory0.
06/27/2015317Beach Advisory0.
05/30/2015687Beach Advisory0.
11/01/2014172Beach Advisory0.
08/30/201499Beach Advisory0.
07/26/2014548Beach Advisory0.
06/28/20141300Beach Advisory0.
05/31/2014193Beach Advisory0.
10/26/201399Beach Advisory0.
09/28/2013184Beach Advisory0.
08/24/2013299Beach Advisory0.
07/27/2013109Beach Advisory0.
06/29/2013816Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/27/2012104Beach Advisory0.
09/29/2012226Beach Advisory0.
09/01/2012140Beach Advisory0.
07/28/2012488Beach Advisory1.
05/26/201276Beach 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 at the point where the Rondout Valley transitions from steep and constricted (upstream), to wider and more open (downstream).

Agencies Responsible:

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

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