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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

30 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
10/15/2016 46 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 173 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 1046 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2016 199 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2016 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 261 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 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 192 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 43 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 218 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 1046 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.5
11/01/2014 73 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/27/2014 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 199 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 461 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/28/2014 42 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/31/2014 308 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/26/2013 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 127 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 78 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/27/2013 37 Acceptable 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 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/29/2012 1421 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.8
09/01/2012 457 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 770 Beach Advisory 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.3
06/30/2012 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 435 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

30 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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