Congress St. Bridge- Troy

Congress Street Bridge

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

56 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
10/18/2016 45 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 61 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 39 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/16/2016 39 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
06/18/2016 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2016 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/15/2015 49 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2015 131 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.9 1.2 0.1 2.2
08/15/2015 33 Acceptable 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/11/2015 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
06/13/2015 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
05/14/2015 76 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
10/16/2014 1414 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4
09/10/2014 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2014 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/10/2014 260 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.7 0.4 0.3 2.4
06/15/2014 1553 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.1 1.1
05/15/2014 29 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/21/2013 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
09/21/2013 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/19/2013 108 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/21/2013 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/24/2013 411 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 1.2
10/15/2012 56 Acceptable 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.1 1.0
09/15/2012 61 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/18/2012 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3
07/21/2012 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/16/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/20/2012 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/16/2011 1414 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 1.1 0.3 1.5
09/19/2011 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/21/2011 435 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
07/14/2011 219 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/02/2011 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.1 2.1
05/19/2011 81 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.6
10/16/2010 525 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.0 0.3 0.0 1.3
09/14/2010 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2010 727 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.6
08/21/2010 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
07/19/2010 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.7
06/18/2010 602 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/25/2010 28 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/23/2009 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2009 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2009 190 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 46 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
05/16/2009 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
05/15/2009 35 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
10/23/2008 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3
09/18/2008 47 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/09/2008 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.2 1.5
07/17/2008 38 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/19/2008 56 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.9 1.4
05/22/2008 24 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

56 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

56 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
10/18/2016 45 Acceptable
09/17/2016 61 Beach Advisory 73.2 0.1 1.3 n/a 98.9
08/18/2016 39 Acceptable 79.8 0.1 1.9 29.3 94.6
07/16/2016 39 Acceptable 80.5 0.1 2.2 11.7 95
06/18/2016 2 Acceptable 74 0.1 0.3 21.4 103.8
05/23/2016 8 Acceptable 64.4 0.1 0.2 21.9 101.5
10/15/2015 49 Acceptable 59.4 0.1 2.2 9 99
09/14/2015 131 Beach Advisory 74.5 0.1 1.5 21 91
08/15/2015 33 Acceptable 79.6 0.1 2.4 5 97
07/11/2015 23 Acceptable 74.9 0.1 2.1 10 107
06/13/2015 96 Beach Advisory 73.1 0.1 2.1 8 108
05/14/2015 76 Beach Advisory 67.1 0.1 1.8 11 107
10/16/2014 1414 Beach Advisory 63.5 0.1 2.2 27 101
09/10/2014 16 Acceptable 74.8 0.1 0.4 3 93
08/14/2014 11 Acceptable 75.7 0.1 1.5 4 90
07/10/2014 260 Beach Advisory 77 0.1 0.9 37 106
06/15/2014 1553 Beach Advisory 68.2 0.1 2.9 109 112
05/15/2014 29 Acceptable 62.5 0.1 0.9 14 109
10/21/2013 36 Acceptable 59.1 0.1 1.2 5 101
09/21/2013 33 Acceptable 66.9 0.1 2.9 23 101
08/19/2013 108 Beach Advisory 73.8 0.1 1 48 104
07/21/2013 40 Acceptable 81.4 0.1 2.6 21 107
06/24/2013 411 Beach Advisory 73.8 0.1 1.8 16 106
06/04/2013 1300 Beach Advisory 69.2 0.1 0.6 48 105
10/15/2012 56 Acceptable 57 0.1 1.7 10 102
09/15/2012 61 Beach Advisory 73.1 0.1 1 6 108
08/18/2012 7 Acceptable 79.1 0.1 2.4 4 114
07/21/2012 6 Acceptable 81.7 0.1 8.6 7 130
06/16/2012 20 Acceptable 74.3 0.1 1.5 15 109
05/20/2012 24 Acceptable 65.9 0.1 1.1 11 107
10/16/2011 1414 Beach Advisory 59.8 0.1 1.5 66 105
09/19/2011 50 Acceptable 64.6 0.1 0.8 29 104
08/21/2011 435 Beach Advisory 77.1 0.1 1.8 22 98
07/14/2011 219 Beach Advisory 77.1 0.1 4.7 6 103
07/02/2011 17 Acceptable 73.3 0.1 0.7 9 n/a
05/19/2011 81 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/16/2010 525 Beach Advisory 54.4 0.1 2.1 42 102
09/14/2010 31 Acceptable 68.6 0.1 3.6 4 95
08/23/2010 727 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/21/2010 84 Beach Advisory 77.4 0.1 1.7 n/a 94
07/19/2010 50 Acceptable 81.8 0.1 3.6 2 93
06/18/2010 602 Beach Advisory 70.7 0.1 3.2 5 101
05/25/2010 28 Acceptable 74.8 0.1 3.6 122 104
10/23/2009 30 Acceptable 50.3 0.1 0.4 16 99
09/17/2009 96 Beach Advisory 67.9 0.1 2.1 6 98
08/24/2009 190 Beach Advisory 77.4 0.1 1.6 66 103
07/31/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory 73.5 0.1 2.2 78 105
06/13/2009 46 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/16/2009 18 Acceptable 62.4 0.1 0.6 6 99
05/15/2009 35 Acceptable 62.3 n/a 1 8 106
10/23/2008 7 Acceptable 52.3 0.1 1.3 1 97
09/18/2008 47 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/09/2008 26 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/17/2008 38 Acceptable 79.6 0.1 1.8 15 101
06/19/2008 56 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/22/2008 24 Acceptable 58.7 0.1 6.4 7 105

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:

Troy, NY
This site has boating and kayaking as well as heavy recreational and subsistence fishing from boats and shore.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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