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Shawangunk- Orange/Ulster Line 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

36 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
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10/14/2017196Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.1
09/09/20171120Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.91.0
08/12/2017>2420Beach Advisory0.90.50.00.01.4
07/08/20171986Beach Advisory0.00.60.00.00.6
06/10/2017602Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/13/2017154Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
10/15/201646Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/2016173Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/20161046Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.1
07/16/2016199Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201650Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/21/2016261Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/31/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.00.00.31.01.3
09/26/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/29/2015192Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/25/201543Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/27/2015218Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/30/20151046Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.40.5
11/01/201473Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.10.1
09/27/201474Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/30/2014199Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/26/2014461Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.20.2
06/28/201442Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
05/31/2014308Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
10/26/2013517Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/28/2013127Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/24/201378Beach Advisory0.00.00.60.00.6
07/27/201337Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/29/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.00.91.50.12.5
06/08/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.21.70.20.02.1
10/27/2012517Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.10.1
09/29/20121421Beach Advisory0.00.70.00.20.8
09/01/2012457Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/28/2012770Beach Advisory1.10.01.20.02.3
06/30/20122Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/26/2012435Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.30.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

36 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 fishing access site is about one mile downstream of a wastewater treatment plant.

Agencies Responsible:

Orange County Dept. of Health: 845-291-2331; Ulster County Dept. of Health: 845-340-3010; NYSDEC Region 3: 845-256-3000

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