Orangeburg- Route 303/340

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

39 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
10/27/20184198Beach Advisory0.
09/15/2018183Beach Advisory0.
08/18/201811199Beach Advisory0.
07/21/2018743Beach Advisory0.
06/16/20181553Beach Advisory0.
05/19/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/08/20161553Beach Advisory0.
09/10/2016>2420Beach Advisory0.
08/13/2016>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/09/2016>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/11/20161733Beach Advisory0.
05/14/2016548Beach Advisory0.
10/03/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/05/2015387Beach Advisory0.
08/01/2015727Beach Advisory0.
07/04/20151553Beach Advisory0.
06/06/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
05/02/2015126Beach Advisory0.
10/04/2014>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/06/20141733Beach Advisory0.
08/02/2014>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/05/20142420Beach Advisory0.
06/07/20141300Beach Advisory0.
10/12/2013921Beach Advisory0.
09/14/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
08/10/20131733Beach Advisory0.
07/13/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/15/2013649Beach Advisory0.
05/04/2013118Beach Advisory0.
10/06/20121300Beach Advisory0.
09/08/2012770Beach Advisory1.
08/04/20121300Beach Advisory0.
07/14/2012>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/02/2012>2420Beach Advisory0.
05/12/2012365Beach Advisory0.
09/03/2011435Beach Advisory0.
05/28/2011345Beach Advisory0.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

39 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 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 is a densely developed commercial area at the intersection of Routes 303 and 340.

Agencies Responsible:

Rockland County Dept. of Health: 845-364-2900; NYSDEC Region 3: 914-428-2505

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