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

41 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
10/13/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/08/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
08/11/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/14/20181046Beach Advisory0.
06/09/2018816Beach Advisory0.
05/12/201889Beach Advisory0.
10/14/2017649Beach Advisory0.
09/09/20172420Beach Advisory0.
08/12/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/08/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/10/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
05/13/2017516Beach Advisory0.
10/15/2016238Beach Advisory0.
09/17/2016250Beach Advisory0.
08/20/20161553Beach Advisory0.
07/16/2016>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/18/2016461Beach Advisory0.
05/21/201699Beach Advisory0.
10/31/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/26/2015816Beach Advisory0.
08/29/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/25/2015240Beach Advisory0.
05/30/201591Beach Advisory0.
11/01/2014548Beach Advisory0.
09/27/2014218Beach Advisory0.
08/30/2014649Beach Advisory0.
07/26/2014461Beach Advisory0.
06/28/2014288Beach Advisory0.
05/31/2014308Beach Advisory0.
09/28/2013249Beach Advisory0.
08/24/2013326Beach Advisory0.
07/27/2013173Beach Advisory0.
06/29/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/27/2012461Beach Advisory0.
09/29/20123784Beach Advisory0.
09/01/20121300Beach Advisory0.
07/28/2012>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/30/2012173Beach Advisory0.
05/26/20121120Beach Advisory0.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

41 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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