Middletown- Stony Ford 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

30 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
10/15/2016 64 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 195 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 1046 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2016 602 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 59 Acceptable 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 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 1120 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 58 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 121 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
11/01/2014 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/27/2014 199 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 1986 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 1553 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/28/2014 687 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/31/2014 137 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/26/2013 28 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/27/2013 285 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 687 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/29/2012 1850 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.8
09/01/2012 276 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 1203 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.8 0.0 1.2
06/30/2012 344 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 866 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

30 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 northeast (downstream) of Middletown is in an area with widely spaced houses, forest and agricultural land. The Long Path hiking trail crosses the river here. There are wastewater treatment plants one and two miles upstream of this sampling site.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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