Middletown- Cemetery 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

33 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 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/15/2016 201 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 381 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 1733 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 184 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 687 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 1733 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 281 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 99 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
11/01/2014 689 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/27/2014 501 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/28/2014 185 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/31/2014 411 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/26/2013 727 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 137 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/27/2013 1203 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 411 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/29/2012 6131 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.8
09/01/2012 548 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 141 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

33 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 on the outskirts of Middletown is near the new Orange Regional Medical Center hospital building, making it one of the more urban sites in Riverkeeper?s Wallkill River study.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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