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Montgomery- Riverfront Park fishing access

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

32 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
06/10/2017 1733 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/13/2017 195 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/15/2016 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 756 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2016 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2016 137 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 144 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 1414 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 816 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 461 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 111 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 579 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
11/01/2014 816 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/27/2014 649 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 1986 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/28/2014 649 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/31/2014 155 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 291 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 579 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/27/2013 199 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 272 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/29/2012 1391 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.8
09/01/2012 2420 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 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 816 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

32 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, about halfway between Walden and Montgomery, is located at a small park which is tucked away in a residential development. Land use in this area is a mixture of developed, forested and agricultural.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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