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Hadley- Lower Sacandaga River at whitewater recreation area

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

21 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
10/15/2019 85 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/19/2019 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2019 411 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/18/2019 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/12/2019 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.8
05/18/2019 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3
10/17/2018 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/22/2018 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/21/2018 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2018 123 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.9 1.6
06/20/2018 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/17/2018 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/25/2017 34 Acceptable 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
09/22/2017 51 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2017 82 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
07/21/2017 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/19/2017 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2017 30 Acceptable 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.9
10/20/2016 13 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.9
08/23/2016 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
06/22/2016 32 Acceptable 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

21 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 and processed at laboratories that aren't directly affiliated with Riverkeeper, using methods and study designs that are consistent with Riverkeeper's Hudson River and Citizen Testing programs.

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:

Site of whitewater rafting and other water activities.

Agencies Responsible:

NYS Dept. of Health, Glens Falls District Office: 518-793-3893; NYSDEC Region 5: 518-897-1200

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