Water Quality > Tributary and Waterfront Data > Wallkill River > Tillson- Coutant Rd below Sturgeon Pool

Tillson- Coutant Rd below Sturgeon Pool

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

31 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
05/13/2017 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/15/2016 57 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 689 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2016 27 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/16/2016 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
06/18/2016 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2015 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/29/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/25/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/27/2015 28 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2015 192 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
11/01/2014 32 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/27/2014 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/30/2014 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/28/2014 109 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/31/2014 47 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/26/2013 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/27/2013 549 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.7 0.0 1.3
06/08/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.3 2.0 0.1 0.0 2.5
10/27/2012 130 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2012 865 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.7 0.0 0.1 2.0
09/01/2012 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2012 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 0.6 0.0 1.3
06/30/2012 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2012 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

31 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:

Less than a mile upstream of the Wallkill River's confluence with Rondout Creek, this is the lowermost sampling site on the Wallkill. This site is located in a forested area just downstream of the Sturgeon Pool hydroelectric dam.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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