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

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 97 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 65 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2016 436 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2016 272 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 72 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 53 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.7 2.2
09/26/2015 225 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 78 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 291 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 89 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 816 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.5
11/01/2014 93 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/27/2014 45 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 179 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 173 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 291 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/26/2013 56 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 54 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 118 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/27/2013 150 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2013 980 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 236 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4
09/29/2012 959 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.8 0.0 0.1 1.9
09/01/2012 56 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 649 Beach Advisory 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.3
06/30/2012 152 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 93 Beach Advisory 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 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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