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Sussex, NJ- Nat’l Wildlife Refuge south end canoe 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

11 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 91 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
09/17/2016 866 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 1046 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/18/2016 1046 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2016 162 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 866 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.0 1.3
09/26/2015 416 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 461 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 687 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 1733 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 326 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

11 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 is located at a canoe put-in near the southern (upstream) end of the National Wildlife Refuge.

Agencies Responsible:

NJDEP

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