Piermont- Skating Pond

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

45 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
10/27/2018161Beach Advisory0.
09/15/2018763Beach Advisory0.
08/18/2018>24196Beach Advisory0.
07/21/2018602Beach Advisory0.
06/16/20181733Beach Advisory0.
05/19/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/21/2017241Beach Advisory0.
09/16/2017410Beach Advisory0.
08/19/2017742Beach Advisory0.
07/15/20177270Beach Advisory0.
06/17/20175475Beach Advisory0.
05/20/20171968Beach Advisory0.
10/08/2016>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/10/2016>2420Beach Advisory0.
08/13/2016>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/09/20161553Beach Advisory0.
06/11/20161300Beach Advisory0.
05/14/20161553Beach Advisory0.
10/03/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/05/2015365Beach Advisory0.
08/01/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/04/20151046Beach Advisory0.
06/06/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/04/20141046Beach Advisory0.
09/06/20141046Beach Advisory0.
08/02/2014>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/05/2014>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/07/20141986Beach Advisory0.
05/03/2014291Beach Advisory0.
10/12/2013727Beach Advisory0.
09/14/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
08/10/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/13/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/15/20131986Beach Advisory0.
05/04/2013173Beach Advisory0.
10/06/2012>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/08/2012>2420Beach Advisory1.
08/04/2012>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/14/2012>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/02/2012>2420Beach Advisory0.
05/12/2012770Beach Advisory0.
11/06/2011387Beach Advisory0.
09/03/2011517Beach Advisory0.
05/28/2011517Beach Advisory0.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

45 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 sampling site is located at Eleanor Stroud Park, where the creek empties into the skating pond.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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