Dunn Memorial Bridge- Albany

Dunn Memorial 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

60 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
07/13/2017 26 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
06/15/2017 34 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/18/2017 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
04/07/2017 344 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.9 1.4
10/18/2016 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/16/2016 31 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 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/15/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2015 1300 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.9 1.2 0.1 2.2
08/15/2015 6 Acceptable 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/11/2015 58 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
06/13/2015 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
05/14/2015 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
10/16/2014 128 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4
09/10/2014 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2014 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/10/2014 727 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.7 0.4 0.3 2.4
06/15/2014 1733 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.1 1.1
05/15/2014 10 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/21/2013 134 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
09/21/2013 46 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/19/2013 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/21/2013 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/24/2013 1553 Beach Advisory 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
06/04/2013 1553 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.1 1.2
10/15/2012 411 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.1 1.0
09/15/2012 211 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/18/2012 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3
07/21/2012 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/16/2012 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/20/2012 187 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/16/2011 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 1.1 0.3 1.5
09/19/2011 687 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/21/2011 34 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
07/14/2011 76 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/02/2011 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.1 2.1
05/19/2011 770 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.6
10/16/2010 488 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.0 0.3 0.0 1.3
09/14/2010 88 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2010 488 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.6
08/21/2010 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
07/19/2010 179 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.7
06/18/2010 135 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/25/2010 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/23/2009 49 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2009 43 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2009 76 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 32 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
05/16/2009 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
05/15/2009 88 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
10/23/2008 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3
09/18/2008 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/09/2008 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.2 1.5
07/17/2008 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/19/2008 59 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.9 1.4
05/22/2008 32 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

60 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

60 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
07/13/2017 26 Acceptable 76.1 0.1 0.7 15.3 99.8
06/15/2017 34 Acceptable 72.7 0.1 1.6 11.7 101.5
05/18/2017 6 Acceptable 61.8 0.1 1.4 10.0 107.2
04/07/2017 344 Beach Advisory 40.8 0.1 0.1 216.5 107.0
10/18/2016 6 Acceptable
09/17/2016 5 Acceptable 73.7 0.1 1.6 n/a 92.9
08/18/2016 50 Acceptable 82.4 0.1 1.9 29 89.1
07/16/2016 31 Acceptable 80.8 0.1 1.7 10.8 91.4
06/18/2016 2 Acceptable 73.5 0.1 0.1 18 97.4
05/23/2016 3 Acceptable 63.8 0.1 0.2 24.6 96.7
10/15/2015 10 Acceptable 65.4 0.1 2.1 7 86
09/14/2015 1300 Beach Advisory 75.7 0.1 1.5 12 88
08/15/2015 6 Acceptable 78.8 0.1 2.1 5 94
07/11/2015 58 Acceptable 75.3 0.1 2.2 7 103
06/13/2015 980 Beach Advisory 72.5 0.1 1.9 8 100
05/14/2015 13 Acceptable 66.7 0.1 0.6 14 n/a
10/16/2014 128 Beach Advisory 63 0.1 2.1 12 97
09/10/2014 36 Acceptable 76.9 0.1 0.4 14 90
08/14/2014 25 Acceptable 76 0.1 1 6 90
07/10/2014 727 Beach Advisory 75.9 0.1 1.3 75 103
06/15/2014 1733 Beach Advisory 67.9 0.1 2.8 95 108
05/15/2014 10 Acceptable 62.8 0.1 0.8 11 103
10/21/2013 134 Beach Advisory 59.8 0.1 1.2 9 98
09/21/2013 46 Acceptable 68.6 0.1 2.9 24 99
08/19/2013 29 Acceptable 73.9 0.1 1 23 102
07/21/2013 19 Acceptable 81.9 0.1 3.2 20 104
06/24/2013 1553 Beach Advisory 77.7 0.1 1.5 17 103
06/04/2013 1553 Beach Advisory 68.6 0.1 0.6 45 100
10/15/2012 411 Beach Advisory 57.1 0.1 1.2 4 101
09/15/2012 211 Beach Advisory 72.9 0.1 1.1 4 100
08/18/2012 17 Acceptable 80.4 0.2 1.5 5 99
07/21/2012 3 Acceptable 83.2 0.2 5.7 7 104
06/16/2012 17 Acceptable 74.2 0.1 1.7 13 105
05/20/2012 187 Beach Advisory 67.4 0.1 0.6 17 102
10/16/2011 >2420 Beach Advisory 60 0.1 1.1 59 102
09/19/2011 687 Beach Advisory 64.9 0.1 0.8 32 102
08/21/2011 34 Acceptable 76.6 0.1 1.7 50 94
07/14/2011 76 Beach Advisory 78.8 0.1 4.3 9 50
07/02/2011 84 Beach Advisory 73.5 0.1 0.6 7 n/a
05/19/2011 770 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/16/2010 488 Beach Advisory 54.6 0.1 0.4 28 101
09/14/2010 88 Beach Advisory 69.7 0.1 4 4 93
08/23/2010 488 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/21/2010 25 Acceptable 78.3 0.1 1.8 n/a 93
07/19/2010 179 Beach Advisory 82.1 0.1 3.2 3 83
06/18/2010 135 Beach Advisory 70.1 0.1 2.9 6 96
05/25/2010 980 Beach Advisory 71.7 0.1 4.1 233 98
10/23/2009 49 Acceptable 51 0.1 0.3 23 99
09/17/2009 43 Acceptable 69.9 0.1 2.1 4 98
08/24/2009 76 Beach Advisory 77.9 0.1 1.6 63 100
07/31/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory 73.1 0.1 2.2 19 101
06/13/2009 32 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/16/2009 84 Beach Advisory 62.4 0.1 0.7 7 102
05/15/2009 88 Beach Advisory 61.7 n/a 0.9 6 104
10/23/2008 10 Acceptable 53.6 0.1 1.2 5 94
09/18/2008 50 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/09/2008 20 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/17/2008 6 Acceptable 80 0.1 2.9 17 104
06/19/2008 59 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/22/2008 32 Acceptable 59.2 0.1 6 6 102

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
In the heart of the port of Albany, contact includes kayaking, team rowing, and swimming from recreational boats. The site also has fishing from shore and from boats.

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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