Albany Rowing Dock

Albany Rowing Dock

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

89 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
08/22/2022 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/18/2022 99 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/16/2022 35 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2022 45 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/28/2021 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.9 1.9
09/16/2021 770 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.8 0.0 0.8 1.8
08/19/2021 1414 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
07/22/2021 328 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.9
06/10/2021 139 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
05/20/2021 54 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2020 142 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
09/21/2020 62 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2020 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/17/2020 158 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.5
06/19/2020 39 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/29/2020 42 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/11/2019 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/13/2019 150 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/09/2019 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.8 0.1 0.4 1.3
07/12/2019 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/08/2019 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.5 1.1
05/11/2019 68 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/13/2018 2420 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.6
09/13/2018 111 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.9 1.1
08/17/2018 44 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/20/2018 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
06/16/2018 104 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.3
05/09/2018 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
10/19/2017 60 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2017 34 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2017 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/13/2017 52 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
06/15/2017 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/18/2017 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
04/07/2017 649 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.9 1.4
10/18/2016 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 89 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/16/2016 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
06/18/2016 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2016 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/15/2015 34 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2015 68 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.9 1.2 0.1 2.3
08/15/2015 15 Acceptable 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/11/2015 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
06/13/2015 816 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
05/14/2015 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
10/16/2014 1120 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4
09/10/2014 91 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2014 34 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/10/2014 866 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.7 0.4 0.3 2.3
06/15/2014 1733 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.1 1.0
05/15/2014 16 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/21/2013 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
09/21/2013 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/19/2013 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/21/2013 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/24/2013 75 Beach Advisory 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
06/04/2013 1300 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.1 1.1
10/15/2012 81 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.1 1.0
09/15/2012 21 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/18/2012 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3
07/21/2012 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/16/2012 53 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/20/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/16/2011 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 1.1 0.3 1.6
09/19/2011 59 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/21/2011 687 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
07/14/2011 82 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/02/2011 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.1 2.1
05/19/2011 687 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.7
10/16/2010 921 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.0 0.3 0.0 1.3
09/14/2010 82 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2010 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
07/19/2010 51 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.7
06/18/2010 139 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3
05/25/2010 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/23/2009 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2009 39 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2009 161 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 1.0 1.5 2.8
07/31/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.3 1.0 0.0 1.9
06/13/2009 42 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
05/15/2009 88 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
10/23/2008 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2
09/18/2008 201 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/09/2008 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.2 1.5
07/17/2008 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/19/2008 143 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.9 1.4
05/22/2008 45 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

89 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

89 Samples taken

Sample Date [i] Entero 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 [i] Temp (f)

Temperature

Hudson River water temperature changes seasonally. Surface water temperature can change on small scales in the river reflecting natural and human influences.

[i] Salinity

Salinity

Estuaries like the Hudson are where freshwaters in rivers meet the sea. Salinity tells us about the relative contribution of fresh and salt water within a particular region of the estuary. 

[i] Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll

A measure of the amount of microscopic algae present in the water. High chlorophyll counts can mean high levels of the nutrients phosphorus and nitrogen, and the threat, or presence, of algae blooms.

[i] Turbidity

Turbidity

Turbidity is a measure of the amount of fine particles suspended in the water. As turbidity rises, light penetration, a key factor for aquatic plants and algae, diminishes.

[i] Oxygen

Oxygen

Oxygen concentrations in the water are closely connected to biological activities. Surface waters are typically in equilibrium with the atmosphere such that the oxygen concentration near the surface is close to fully saturated (100%).

Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort
08/22/2022 24 Acceptable 79.0 0.1 2.9 0.1 90.5
07/18/2022 99 Beach Advisory 79.1 0.1 2 1.7 95.7
06/16/2022 35 Acceptable 73.6 0.1 1.5 8.1 96.7
05/26/2022 45 Acceptable 68.8 0.1 1.4 4.3 98.8
10/28/2021 >2420 Beach Advisory 54.194 0.09 3.7 284 102.5
09/16/2021 770 Beach Advisory 70.556 0.12 1.58 18 125.3
08/19/2021 1414 Beach Advisory 77.198 0.12 2.62 12.2 98.6
07/22/2021 328 Beach Advisory 71.096 0.12 2.64 52.1 103.4
06/10/2021 139 Beach Advisory 76.136 0.15 2.17 6.4 95.2
05/20/2021 54 Acceptable 66.488 0.12 2.26 10.3 101.6
10/17/2020 142 Beach Advisory 59.9 0.13 1.56 4.9 95.5
09/21/2020 62 Beach Advisory 65.462 0.12 2.6 3.5 96.9
08/17/2020 52 Acceptable 80.978 0.13 4.25 3.7 104.2
07/17/2020 158 Beach Advisory 79.952 0.14 2.77 5.1 96.4
06/19/2020 39 Acceptable 77.576 0.15 6.97 5 114.8
05/29/2020 42 Acceptable 74.678 0.12 2.68 4.3 102.1
10/11/2019 75 Beach Advisory 60.71 0.12 1.75 3.4 102.7
09/13/2019 150 Beach Advisory 71.24 0.14 2.61 3.5 99
08/09/2019 >2420 Beach Advisory 80.51 0.14 3.51 4 100.5
07/12/2019 12 Acceptable 78.926 0.09 2.42 5.6 94.8
06/08/2019 86 Beach Advisory 67.37 0.1 2.06 9.3 103.5
05/11/2019 68 Beach Advisory 56.426 0.13 1.88 12.4 104.1
10/13/2018 2420 Beach Advisory 61.484 0.14 2.02 20.8 101.6
09/13/2018 111 Beach Advisory 72.428 0.15 1.71 7.5 100.8
08/17/2018 44 Acceptable 78.584 0.12 2.54 5.8 100.4
07/20/2018 15 Acceptable 82.256 0.12 4.21 4.2 101.8
06/16/2018 104 Beach Advisory 71.564 0.13 4.41 5.4 99.2
05/09/2018 25 Acceptable 58.766 0.07 1.75 5.3 107.4
10/19/2017 60 Acceptable 61.43 0.12 1.79 5 96.9
09/14/2017 34 Acceptable 69.17 0.1 3.89 3.7 101.9
08/17/2017 6 Acceptable 77.648 0.11 3.07 4.8 99.6
07/13/2017 52 Acceptable 76.118 0.09 0.74 14.4 99.1
06/15/2017 52 Acceptable 72.986 0.09 1.64 17.8 101.2
05/18/2017 11 Acceptable 62.348 0.12 1.32 7.9 104.9
04/07/2017 649 Beach Advisory 41.072 0.09 0.11 158.2 106.3
10/18/2016 19 Acceptable 61.34 0.12 0.98 33.7 98.6
09/17/2016 18 Acceptable 73.49 0.11 1.6 n/a 93.9
08/18/2016 89 Beach Advisory 80.474 0.12 1.91 28.6 89.2
07/16/2016 22 Acceptable 81.194 0.11 2.24 10.2 95.2
06/18/2016 3 Acceptable 74.102 0.11 0.11 18.6 95
05/23/2016 4 Acceptable 64.652 0.11 0.14 24.1 97.6
10/15/2015 34 Acceptable 61.304 0.13 2.11 5 96.9
09/14/2015 68 Beach Advisory 75.11 0.13 1.41 14.8 88.2
08/15/2015 15 Acceptable 79.826 0.11 2.22 6 91.8
07/11/2015 24 Acceptable 75.416 0.1 2 12.8 103.1
06/13/2015 816 Beach Advisory 72.428 0.11 1.96 10.2 98.3
05/14/2015 9 Acceptable 66.416 0.11 0.57 16 n/a
10/16/2014 1120 Beach Advisory 63.176 0.11 2.11 9.5 98.9
09/10/2014 91 Beach Advisory 75.038 0.11 0.35 13.5 89.1
08/14/2014 34 Acceptable 75.74 0.13 0.87 6.8 92.3
07/10/2014 866 Beach Advisory 75.758 0.11 1.15 65.6 103.1
06/15/2014 1733 Beach Advisory 67.946 0.1 2.53 105.6 108.2
05/15/2014 16 Acceptable 62.618 0.09 0.8 11.5 104.4
10/21/2013 30 Acceptable 59.468 0.12 1.27 8.1 100.7
09/21/2013 40 Acceptable 67.298 0.13 2.93 25.2 99.6
08/19/2013 36 Acceptable 73.652 0.13 1 25.1 99.2
07/21/2013 22 Acceptable 81.464 0.09 2.65 19.8 101.3
06/24/2013 75 Beach Advisory 73.958 0.11 1.78 13.1 105.6
06/04/2013 1300 Beach Advisory 68.702 0.08 0.64 45.5 99.4
10/15/2012 81 Beach Advisory 57.092 0.13 1.23 4.9 99.9
09/15/2012 21 Acceptable 73.148 0.12 1.33 3.1 106
08/18/2012 12 Acceptable 79.934 0.14 1.64 4.2 100.8
07/21/2012 18 Acceptable 81.698 0.15 6.74 5.8 108.4
06/16/2012 53 Acceptable 74.426 0.14 1.95 12.5 107.1
05/20/2012 20 Acceptable 66.794 0.1 0.64 13.8 102.5
10/16/2011 >2420 Beach Advisory 59.918 0.13 1.1 69.4 102
09/19/2011 59 Acceptable 64.382 0.11 0.82 29.4 103
08/21/2011 687 Beach Advisory 77.216 0.11 2.53 19.5 100
07/14/2011 82 Beach Advisory 78.836 0.08 4.33 8.2 103
07/02/2011 31 Acceptable 73.256 0.1 0.59 9.6 n/a
05/19/2011 687 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/16/2010 921 Beach Advisory 54.806 0.11 0.39 29.7 99.3
09/14/2010 82 Beach Advisory 68.54 0.12 3.8 4.2 91.5
08/21/2010 21 Acceptable 78.098 0.12 2 n/a 94.8
07/19/2010 51 Acceptable 81.806 0.11 3.12 2.8 86
06/18/2010 139 Beach Advisory 69.548 0.14 2.82 9.6 95.1
05/25/2010 7 Acceptable 74.354 0.12 3.05 218.9 102.4
10/23/2009 25 Acceptable 51.134 0.11 0.3 10.6 99.1
09/17/2009 39 Acceptable 68.864 0.13 1.87 4 96.6
08/24/2009 161 Beach Advisory 77.09 0.12 1.59 65 99.5
07/31/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory 73.076 0.12 2.13 45.4 101
06/13/2009 42 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/15/2009 88 Beach Advisory 61.97 n/a 1.05 8.9 103
10/23/2008 3 Acceptable 53.6 0.13 1.2 1.6 94.4
09/18/2008 201 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/09/2008 40 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/17/2008 12 Acceptable 80.204 0.12 3.16 15.7 108.2
06/19/2008 143 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/22/2008 45 Acceptable 58.964 0.12 6.62 6.9 102.4

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 Riverkeeper, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and CUNY Queens College staff, 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:

Albany, NY
At the Albany Rowing Dock, there is water contact from kayaking, heavy team rowing, recreational boating and fishing. This site is within 200 yards of the confluence of Patroon Creek which flows into the Hudson through underground culverts.

The data displayed on these pages relates to the levels of sewage indicating microbes. Even though the levels on a single days can fall within acceptable levels for Enterococcus, these locations are not necessarily acceptable for swimming. Other water quality parameters not reported on this web site such as chemical contamination and floatables should cause users to exercise caution at this site.

Agencies Responsible:

Albany County Dept. of Health: 518-447-4580, Rensselear County Dept. of Health: 518-270-2655, and NYSDEC Region 4: 518-357-2045

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