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New Paltz- Springtown Road boat launch

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.
06/09/2018>2420Beach Advisory0.
05/12/2018244Beach Advisory0.
10/14/2017387Beach Advisory0.
09/09/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
08/12/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.
07/08/2017649Beach Advisory0.
06/10/20172420Beach Advisory0.
05/13/2017178Beach Advisory0.
10/15/20161300Beach Advisory0.
09/17/2016220Beach Advisory0.
08/20/2016613Beach Advisory0.
06/18/2016166Beach Advisory0.
05/21/20161553Beach Advisory0.
10/31/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.
09/26/201561Beach Advisory0.
07/25/2015172Beach Advisory0.
06/27/2015131Beach Advisory0.
05/30/20151553Beach Advisory0.
11/01/2014172Beach Advisory0.
08/30/20141046Beach Advisory0.
07/26/2014649Beach Advisory0.
06/28/2014308Beach Advisory0.
05/31/2014157Beach Advisory0.
09/28/2013128Beach Advisory0.
08/24/2013111Beach Advisory0.
07/27/2013921Beach Advisory0.
06/29/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.
10/27/2012517Beach Advisory0.
09/29/201210462Beach Advisory0.
09/01/2012727Beach Advisory0.
07/28/2012613Beach Advisory0.
06/30/201289Beach Advisory0.
05/26/2012579Beach 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 village boat launch is on the edge of New Paltz just downstream of a wastewater treatment plant.

Agencies Responsible:

Ulster County Dept. of Health: 845-340-3010; NYSDEC Region 3: 845-256-3000

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