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

42 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.
07/14/20181733Beach Advisory0.
06/09/20181046Beach Advisory0.
05/12/20181046Beach 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.
05/13/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/15/2016201Beach Advisory0.
09/17/2016381Beach Advisory0.
08/20/20161553Beach Advisory0.
07/16/20161733Beach Advisory0.
06/18/2016461Beach Advisory0.
05/21/2016184Beach Advisory0.
10/31/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/26/2015687Beach Advisory0.
08/29/2015980Beach Advisory0.
07/25/20151733Beach Advisory0.
06/27/2015281Beach Advisory0.
05/30/201599Beach Advisory0.
11/01/2014689Beach Advisory0.
09/27/2014501Beach Advisory0.
08/30/2014980Beach Advisory0.
07/26/2014980Beach Advisory0.
06/28/2014185Beach Advisory0.
05/31/2014411Beach Advisory0.
10/26/2013727Beach Advisory0.
09/28/2013137Beach Advisory0.
08/24/2013980Beach Advisory0.
07/27/20131203Beach Advisory0.
06/29/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/27/2012411Beach Advisory0.
09/29/20126131Beach Advisory0.
09/01/2012548Beach Advisory0.
07/28/2012>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/30/2012141Beach Advisory0.
05/26/2012517Beach Advisory0.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

42 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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