Island Creek/Normans Kill

Island Creek/Normans Kill

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

88 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 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/18/2022 79 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/16/2022 517 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/26/2022 113 Beach Advisory 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 613 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.8 0.0 0.8 1.8
08/19/2021 138 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
07/22/2021 261 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.9
06/10/2021 78 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
05/20/2021 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2020 121 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
09/21/2020 45 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2020 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/17/2020 659 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.5
06/19/2020 38 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/29/2020 308 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/11/2019 38 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/13/2019 48 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/09/2019 1203 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.8 0.1 0.4 1.3
07/12/2019 60 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/08/2019 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.5 1.1
05/11/2019 29 Acceptable 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 1203 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.9 1.1
08/17/2018 214 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/20/2018 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
06/16/2018 100 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.3
05/09/2018 27 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
10/19/2017 51 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2017 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2017 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/13/2017 416 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
06/15/2017 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/18/2017 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
04/07/2017 53 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.9 1.4
10/18/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 48 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/16/2016 172 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
06/18/2016 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2016 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/15/2015 48 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2015 102 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.9 1.2 0.1 2.3
08/15/2015 517 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/11/2015 44 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
06/13/2015 921 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
05/14/2015 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
10/16/2014 >2420 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 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/10/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.7 0.4 0.3 2.3
06/15/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.1 1.0
05/15/2014 34 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/21/2013 39 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 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/21/2013 32 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/24/2013 40 Acceptable 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
06/04/2013 1046 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.1 1.1
10/15/2012 146 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.1 1.0
09/15/2012 13 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/18/2012 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3
07/21/2012 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/16/2012 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/20/2012 16 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 93 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/21/2011 866 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
07/14/2011 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/02/2011 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.1 2.1
05/19/2011 1733 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.7
10/16/2010 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.0 0.3 0.0 1.3
09/14/2010 104 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2010 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
07/19/2010 122 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.7
06/18/2010 137 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3
05/25/2010 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/23/2009 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2009 46 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2009 163 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 727 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
05/15/2009 179 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
10/23/2008 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2
09/18/2008 100 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/09/2008 613 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.5
07/17/2008 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/19/2008 1414 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.9 1.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

88 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

88 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 52 Acceptable 78.5 0.1 3.0 1.5 86.1
07/18/2022 79 Beach Advisory 79.5 0.1 2.9 4.6 93.3
06/16/2022 517 Beach Advisory 73 0.2 2.5 16.2 92.4
05/26/2022 113 Beach Advisory 68.4 0.1 1.3 9.4 95.4
10/28/2021 >2420 Beach Advisory 51.71 0.13 4.17 127.9 98.7
09/16/2021 613 Beach Advisory 70.412 0.11 1.75 17.8 n/a
08/19/2021 138 Beach Advisory 77.27 0.1 1.7 6.5 99.3
07/22/2021 261 Beach Advisory 71.24 0.11 2.68 52.2 103.7
06/10/2021 78 Beach Advisory 75.056 0.21 3.58 34.6 92.7
05/20/2021 22 Acceptable 67.316 0.13 1.86 7.3 100.1
10/17/2020 121 Beach Advisory 59.702 0.13 1.71 5.1 92.3
09/21/2020 45 Acceptable 66.686 0.14 3.34 4.3 95.1
08/17/2020 15 Acceptable 81.104 0.13 4.13 5.2 100.4
07/17/2020 659 Beach Advisory 80.114 0.15 2.07 6.8 88.1
06/19/2020 38 Acceptable 77.216 0.16 7.08 6.4 112.6
05/29/2020 308 Beach Advisory 77.036 0.32 2.45 6.3 96.9
10/11/2019 38 Acceptable 59.882 0.13 1.82 5.5 99.5
09/13/2019 48 Acceptable 71.132 0.13 2.83 5.2 96.5
08/09/2019 1203 Beach Advisory 80.726 0.14 3.38 9 94.5
07/12/2019 60 Acceptable 79.43 0.09 2.08 8.4 94.2
06/08/2019 63 Beach Advisory 69.224 0.29 2.83 12.5 105.1
05/11/2019 29 Acceptable 55.85 0.1 2 7.8 103.7
10/13/2018 >2420 Beach Advisory 60.692 0.2 4.08 19.4 100.8
09/13/2018 1203 Beach Advisory 72.05 0.15 1.79 5.8 99.3
08/17/2018 214 Beach Advisory 78.278 0.15 2.69 8.4 94.3
07/20/2018 8 Acceptable 82.13 0.13 3.79 6.1 85.8
06/16/2018 100 Beach Advisory 71.798 0.14 4.57 7.3 95.1
05/09/2018 27 Acceptable 58.838 0.07 1.81 5.2 108.4
10/19/2017 51 Acceptable 62.168 0.12 2 6.9 95.3
09/14/2017 23 Acceptable 69.296 0.1 3.86 5.3 101.8
08/17/2017 15 Acceptable 77.414 0.12 2.44 6.9 95.3
07/13/2017 416 Beach Advisory 76.892 0.29 0.82 14.9 99.5
06/15/2017 17 Acceptable 73.31 0.18 2.12 7.9 103.2
05/18/2017 5 Acceptable 66.2 0.17 2.96 22.7 103.8
04/07/2017 53 Acceptable 41.72 0.13 0.15 175.5 106.2
10/18/2016 31 Acceptable 61.25 0.28 0.91 40.1 95.1
09/17/2016 4 Acceptable 74.228 0.11 1.19 n/a 89.1
08/18/2016 48 Acceptable 81.464 0.12 2.29 27.9 92.2
07/16/2016 172 Beach Advisory 80.222 0.12 2.52 12.3 92
06/18/2016 25 Acceptable 73.778 0.15 0.24 19.3 95.2
05/23/2016 5 Acceptable 67.064 0.28 0.21 23.6 94.8
10/15/2015 48 Acceptable 61.016 0.16 1.98 8.1 96.7
09/14/2015 102 Beach Advisory 76.01 0.12 1.58 12.4 83.1
08/15/2015 517 Beach Advisory 78.008 0.14 2.1 30.7 85.2
07/11/2015 44 Acceptable 77.234 0.1 1.94 29.4 104.1
06/13/2015 921 Beach Advisory 73.868 0.32 3.73 95.2 101.3
05/14/2015 6 Acceptable 68.306 0.12 0.63 11.6 n/a
10/16/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 63.788 0.4 5.84 167.9 94.6
09/10/2014 36 Acceptable 75.704 0.13 0.4 17.2 87.5
08/14/2014 26 Acceptable 75.632 0.11 0.93 6.2 86.4
07/10/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 76.766 0.12 1.47 61.9 101
06/15/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 67.892 0.1 3.07 83.4 108.8
05/15/2014 34 Acceptable 62.96 0.1 0.79 11.4 102.6
10/21/2013 39 Acceptable 59.594 0.14 1.36 4.9 98.3
09/21/2013 33 Acceptable 66.686 0.13 2.61 23.6 98
08/19/2013 19 Acceptable 74.372 0.11 1.06 29.9 100.2
07/21/2013 32 Acceptable 82.922 0.1 4.52 20.4 103.9
06/24/2013 40 Acceptable 73.04 0.11 1.77 13.8 105
06/04/2013 1046 Beach Advisory 69.872 0.17 1.45 31.7 108.3
10/15/2012 146 Beach Advisory 56.552 0.12 1.29 2.1 98.7
09/15/2012 13 Acceptable 72.608 0.13 1.13 3.4 98.9
08/18/2012 22 Acceptable 79.844 0.15 1.52 5.1 97.8
07/21/2012 11 Acceptable 82.058 0.18 6.24 10.4 101.5
06/16/2012 29 Acceptable 75.542 0.15 1.73 14 103.8
05/20/2012 16 Acceptable 67.1 0.1 0.73 14.1 103.3
10/16/2011 >2420 Beach Advisory 58.19 0.19 1.48 77.3 99.9
09/19/2011 93 Beach Advisory 65.03 0.1 0.81 25.5 102
08/21/2011 866 Beach Advisory 76.154 0.21 1.95 53.3 92.8
07/14/2011 30 Acceptable 79.034 0.07 4.08 10.7 103.8
07/02/2011 18 Acceptable 73.382 0.09 0.63 7.4 n/a
05/19/2011 1733 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/16/2010 >2420 Beach Advisory 53.456 0.18 1.01 78.2 100.4
09/14/2010 104 Beach Advisory 69.098 0.12 4.22 4.2 92.5
08/21/2010 20 Acceptable 77.702 0.13 1.47 n/a 89.3
07/19/2010 122 Beach Advisory 81.932 0.11 3.84 4.4 80.7
06/18/2010 137 Beach Advisory 69.584 0.13 3.18 12.7 93.3
05/25/2010 6 Acceptable 71.15 0.13 3.32 77.1 97.6
10/23/2009 23 Acceptable 50.684 0.11 0.37 37.6 97
09/17/2009 46 Acceptable 68.936 0.13 1.79 9.5 93.1
08/24/2009 163 Beach Advisory 77.918 0.13 1.59 66.3 99.1
07/31/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory 70.574 0.18 3.87 379 100.6
06/13/2009 727 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/15/2009 179 Beach Advisory 65.552 0.25 2.91 17.1 114.2
10/23/2008 2 Acceptable 54.104 0.13 1.41 3.3 94
09/18/2008 100 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/09/2008 613 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/17/2008 12 Acceptable 80.24 0.13 3.29 20.5 112.5
06/19/2008 1414 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

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:

Glenmont, NY
The two creeks enter the Hudson at this sampling site. There are no facilities, but there is recreational boating and some kayaking through the industrial portion of the Port of Albany.

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