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Montgomery- Benedict Farm Park floating dock

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.
07/14/20182420Beach Advisory0.
06/09/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
05/12/201887Beach Advisory0.
10/14/2017727Beach Advisory0.
09/09/20172420Beach Advisory0.
08/12/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/08/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/10/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
05/13/2017816Beach Advisory0.
10/15/2016224Beach Advisory0.
09/17/2016130Beach Advisory0.
08/20/20161733Beach Advisory0.
07/16/20161986Beach Advisory0.
06/18/2016249Beach Advisory0.
05/21/201674Beach Advisory0.
10/31/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/26/2015579Beach Advisory0.
08/29/20151553Beach Advisory0.
07/25/2015161Beach Advisory0.
06/27/2015649Beach Advisory0.
05/30/2015866Beach Advisory0.
11/01/201496Beach Advisory0.
09/27/2014157Beach Advisory0.
08/30/2014488Beach Advisory0.
07/26/2014>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/28/2014192Beach Advisory0.
05/31/2014291Beach Advisory0.
09/28/2013345Beach Advisory0.
08/24/2013770Beach Advisory0.
07/27/2013162Beach Advisory0.
06/29/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/27/2012313Beach Advisory0.
09/29/20126488Beach Advisory0.
09/01/2012365Beach Advisory0.
07/28/20121986Beach Advisory0.
06/30/2012214Beach Advisory0.
05/26/20121046Beach 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 is located at the boat launch at Benedict Farm Park in Montgomery. The site is just downstream of the Muddy Kill tributary?s confluence with the Wallkill River. The Muddy Kill drains a mostly agricultural subwatershed. At the location of this sampling site on the Wallkill River, land use is a mixture of agricultural, forested and residential. Benedict Farm Park also has a walking trail along the river, ball fields and playgrounds, and it is an archaeologically significant area.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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