Water Quality > Tributary and Waterfront Data > Wallkill River > Gardiner- Shawangunk Kill tributary

Gardiner- Shawangunk Kill tributary

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
05/13/2017 101 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/15/2016 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 1300 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 208 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/16/2016 1553 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
06/18/2016 579 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2015 1046 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 1414 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 345 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 137 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
11/01/2014 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/27/2014 111 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 199 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/28/2014 365 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/31/2014 161 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/26/2013 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 47 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 687 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/27/2013 261 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.7 0.0 1.3
06/08/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.3 2.0 0.1 0.0 2.5
10/27/2012 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2012 9804 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.7 0.0 0.1 2.0
09/01/2012 687 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 397 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 0.6 0.0 1.3
06/30/2012 118 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 93 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

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 subtributary site is located in the Shawangunk Kill, a biologically rich stream and the Wallkill?s largest tributary.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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