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

37 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
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10/14/2017187Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.1
09/09/2017387Beach Advisory0.00.00.11.01.2
08/12/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.51.00.00.01.5
07/08/2017501Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.4
06/10/2017792Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/13/201775Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
10/15/2016867Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/2016>2420Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/2016145Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
07/16/2016333Beach Advisory0.00.00.50.00.5
06/18/2016980Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/21/2016133Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/31/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/2015127Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/29/2015285Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/25/2015517Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/27/2015411Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/30/201586Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.30.3
11/01/2014308Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/27/2014613Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/30/20141733Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/26/2014517Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/28/2014488Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/23/201428Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/31/2014365Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/26/201314Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/28/201356Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/24/20131120Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
07/27/2013276Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/29/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.00.50.70.01.3
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.32.00.10.02.5
10/27/2012727Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/29/20121780Beach Advisory0.21.70.00.12.0
09/01/2012613Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/28/20121046Beach Advisory0.70.00.60.01.3
06/30/2012137Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/26/201290Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

37 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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