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

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.
07/14/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/09/20181553Beach Advisory0.
05/12/201869Beach Advisory0.
10/14/2017816Beach Advisory0.
09/09/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
08/12/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/08/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/10/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
05/13/2017961Beach Advisory0.
10/15/20161987Beach Advisory0.
09/17/2016201Beach Advisory0.
08/20/20162420Beach Advisory0.
07/16/20161414Beach Advisory0.
06/18/2016238Beach Advisory0.
05/21/201699Beach Advisory0.
10/31/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/26/20151203Beach Advisory0.
08/29/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/25/2015980Beach Advisory0.
05/30/2015116Beach Advisory0.
11/01/201481Beach Advisory0.
09/27/2014921Beach Advisory0.
08/30/2014770Beach Advisory0.
07/26/20141300Beach Advisory0.
06/28/2014770Beach Advisory0.
05/31/2014579Beach Advisory0.
09/28/2013344Beach Advisory0.
08/24/2013488Beach Advisory0.
07/27/2013199Beach Advisory0.
06/29/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/27/20121120Beach Advisory0.
09/29/20126867Beach Advisory0.
09/01/20121986Beach Advisory0.
07/28/2012>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/30/2012211Beach Advisory0.
05/26/2012727Beach 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 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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