Wawarsing- Port Ben Road

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
10/13/20181011Beach Advisory0.
09/08/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
08/11/20181733Beach Advisory0.
07/14/20181553Beach Advisory0.
06/09/2018299Beach Advisory0.
05/12/2018113Beach Advisory0.
10/14/2017144Beach Advisory0.
09/09/20171553Beach Advisory0.
08/12/2017>2420Beach Advisory1.
07/08/2017613Beach Advisory0.
05/13/201768Beach Advisory0.
10/15/201697Beach Advisory0.
09/17/201665Beach Advisory0.
07/16/2016436Beach Advisory0.
06/18/2016272Beach Advisory0.
05/21/201672Beach Advisory0.
09/26/2015225Beach Advisory0.
08/29/201578Beach Advisory0.
07/25/2015291Beach Advisory0.
06/27/201589Beach Advisory0.
05/30/2015816Beach Advisory0.
11/01/201493Beach Advisory0.
08/30/2014179Beach Advisory0.
07/26/2014173Beach Advisory0.
06/28/20141300Beach Advisory0.
05/31/2014291Beach Advisory0.
08/24/2013118Beach Advisory0.
07/27/2013150Beach Advisory0.
06/29/2013980Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/27/2012236Beach Advisory0.
09/29/2012959Beach Advisory0.
07/28/2012649Beach Advisory1.
06/30/2012152Beach Advisory0.
05/26/201293Beach 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 near Wawarsing is located east of Route 209 and just downstream of the Ulster Correctional Facility and the Napanoch Sewer Plant.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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