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Goshen- Echo Lake Road

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

29 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
10/15/2016 238 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 250 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 1553 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2016 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2016 461 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 99 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.0 1.3
09/26/2015 816 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 240 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 91 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
11/01/2014 548 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/27/2014 218 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 649 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 461 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/28/2014 288 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/31/2014 308 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/26/2013 44 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 249 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 326 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/27/2013 173 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/29/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.9 1.5 0.1 2.5
06/08/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.7 0.2 0.0 2.1
10/27/2012 461 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/29/2012 3784 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.8
09/01/2012 1300 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.8 0.0 1.2
06/30/2012 173 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 1120 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

29 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 is located in a rural area, about halfway between Middletown and Goshen. The surrounding land cover is a mixture of forest and agriculture.

Agencies Responsible:

Orange County Dept. of Health: 845-291-2331; NYSDEC Region 3: 845-256-3000

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