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Wawarsing- Foordemoore 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

31 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
05/13/2017 51 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/15/2016 286 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 87 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 201 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2016 727 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2016 173 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 78 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 101 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.7 2.2
09/26/2015 128 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 101 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 55 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 317 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 687 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.5
11/01/2014 172 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/27/2014 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 99 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 548 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 193 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/26/2013 99 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 184 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 299 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/27/2013 109 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2013 816 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 104 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4
09/29/2012 226 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.8 0.0 0.1 1.9
09/01/2012 140 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 488 Beach Advisory 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.3
06/30/2012 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 76 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

31 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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