Gardiner- USGS Streamgage

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

36 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
09/09/2017 387 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.0 1.2
08/12/2017 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.5
07/08/2017 501 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/10/2017 792 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/13/2017 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/15/2016 867 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 145 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/16/2016 333 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
06/18/2016 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 133 Beach Advisory 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 127 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 285 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 411 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
11/01/2014 308 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/27/2014 613 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 1733 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/28/2014 488 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/23/2014 28 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/31/2014 365 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/26/2013 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 56 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 1120 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/27/2013 276 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 727 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2012 1780 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.7 0.0 0.1 2.0
09/01/2012 613 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 1046 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 0.6 0.0 1.3
06/30/2012 137 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 90 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

36 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 the USGS streamgage is located in the Wallkill River just downstream of the point where the Shawangunk Kill joins the Wallkill River.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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