Goshen- Route 6/17M

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

32 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
07/08/2017 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
06/10/2017 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/13/2017 961 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/15/2016 1987 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 201 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2016 1414 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2016 238 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 1203 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 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 116 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
11/01/2014 81 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/27/2014 921 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 770 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 1300 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/28/2014 770 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/31/2014 579 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/26/2013 60 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 344 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 488 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/27/2013 199 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 1120 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/29/2012 6867 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.8
09/01/2012 1986 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 211 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 727 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

32 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 at the crossing of Route 6/17M and the Wallkill River, adjacent to the Orange County Recycling Center and the Orange County Fire Training Center. There are also some agricultural parcels in the immediate vicinity of the site.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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