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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

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.
07/14/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/09/20181203Beach Advisory0.
05/12/201893Beach Advisory0.
10/14/2017387Beach Advisory0.
09/09/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
08/12/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/08/20171986Beach Advisory0.
06/10/20171733Beach Advisory0.
05/13/2017195Beach Advisory0.
10/15/201696Beach Advisory0.
09/17/20162420Beach Advisory0.
08/20/2016756Beach Advisory0.
07/16/2016>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/18/2016137Beach Advisory0.
05/21/2016144Beach Advisory0.
10/31/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/26/20151414Beach Advisory0.
08/29/2015816Beach Advisory0.
07/25/2015461Beach Advisory0.
06/27/2015111Beach Advisory0.
05/30/2015579Beach Advisory0.
11/01/2014816Beach Advisory0.
09/27/2014649Beach Advisory0.
08/30/2014980Beach Advisory0.
07/26/20141986Beach Advisory0.
06/28/2014649Beach Advisory0.
05/31/2014155Beach Advisory0.
09/28/2013291Beach Advisory0.
08/24/2013579Beach Advisory0.
07/27/2013199Beach Advisory0.
06/29/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/27/2012272Beach Advisory0.
09/29/20121391Beach Advisory0.
09/01/20122420Beach Advisory0.
07/28/2012>2420Beach Advisory0.
05/26/2012816Beach 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, 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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