Catskill Launch Ramp

Catskill Launch Ramp

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

62 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.

QualityRain, day of (in)Prior Day2 Days Prior3 Days Prior Rain4 Days Total Rain
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10/18/20173Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
09/13/20172Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/20175Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/12/201717Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/14/20171Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/18/20172Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
04/07/2017272Beach Advisory0.00.50.00.91.4
10/17/20164Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/20162Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/20164Acceptable0.00.20.00.00.2
07/15/20166Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/17/20162Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/20163Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/201515Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/2015365Beach Advisory0.91.20.10.42.6
08/14/2015<1Acceptable0.00.00.01.31.3
07/10/20155Acceptable0.01.20.00.51.7
06/13/201516Acceptable0.01.30.00.01.3
05/14/2015<1Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
10/15/20141Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/20145Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/14/201411Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
07/10/201420Acceptable0.01.70.40.32.4
06/15/20141553Beach Advisory0.00.50.50.11.1
05/15/201414Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
10/20/201310Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
09/21/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/19/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/21/201334Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/24/201339Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/03/201333Acceptable0.01.10.10.01.2
10/15/201215Acceptable0.00.50.00.10.6
09/14/20125Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/20125Acceptable0.00.10.00.20.3
07/20/201211Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/15/201216Acceptable0.00.00.20.50.7
05/19/201215Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
10/16/2011816Beach Advisory0.00.11.10.31.5
09/19/201122Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/20/20116Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/15/20113Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
07/01/201119Acceptable0.01.01.10.22.3
05/19/2011147Beach Advisory0.80.20.10.51.6
10/16/2010192Beach Advisory0.01.00.30.01.3
09/14/201031Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/23/2010435Beach Advisory0.10.40.00.10.6
08/21/20108Acceptable0.00.10.10.00.2
07/19/20102Acceptable0.00.20.50.00.7
06/18/20106Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/25/20102Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/23/20093Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/200916Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/24/2009488Beach Advisory0.00.31.01.52.8
07/31/2009>2420Beach Advisory0.60.31.00.01.9
06/12/200929Acceptable0.30.40.00.51.2
05/15/20093Acceptable0.00.50.00.00.5
10/23/20084Acceptable0.00.20.10.00.3
09/16/20084Acceptable0.00.00.30.10.4
08/09/200823Acceptable0.00.01.30.21.5
07/17/20086Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/18/20089Acceptable0.00.10.90.01.0
05/22/20081Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

62 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

62 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%).

SortSortSortSortSortSortSortSort
10/18/20173Acceptable64.60.13.77.695.7
09/13/20172Acceptable70.50.14.79.3118
08/16/20175Acceptable77.80.15.212.6108
07/12/201717Acceptable75.50.11.726.287.7
06/14/20171Acceptable70.80.12.810.6100.3
05/18/20172Acceptable60.20.11.66.6106.0
04/07/2017272Beach Advisory41.60.10.3196.2103.7
10/17/20164Acceptable61.40.14.64897
09/17/20162Acceptable73.60.13.2n/a86
08/17/20164Acceptable81.90.15.23290
07/15/20166Acceptable80.70.12.81294
06/17/20162Acceptable73.30.132996
05/22/20163Acceptable62.70.116.430118
10/14/201515Acceptable60.80.19.82799
09/13/2015365Beach Advisory77.60.11.73480
08/14/2015<1Acceptable81.40.13.11990
07/10/20155Acceptable73.60.13.124102
06/13/201516Acceptable71.10.114.213100
05/14/2015<1Acceptable670.18.229n/a
10/15/20141Acceptable64.10.11.59101
09/10/20145Acceptable75.10.12.118101
08/14/201411Acceptable760.112092
07/10/201420Acceptable77.60.14.53396
06/15/20141553Beach Advisory69.60.10.17396
05/15/201414Acceptable61.30.11.61398
10/20/201310Acceptable61.60.27.840108
09/21/201310Acceptable68.60.15.24394
08/19/201310Acceptable74.70.132591
07/21/201334Acceptable82.90.112384
06/24/201339Acceptable71.10.11.34197
06/03/201333Acceptable690.11.44594
10/15/201215Acceptable58.20.14.11496
09/14/20125Acceptable75.10.12.48292
08/18/20125Acceptable79.20.21.41491
07/20/201211Acceptable81.10.21.92784
06/15/201216Acceptable72.30.11.61896
05/19/201215Acceptable65.40.11.36299
10/16/2011816Beach Advisory60.30.10.54895
09/19/201122Acceptable66.90.10.96891
08/20/20116Acceptable77.60.1n/a28112
07/15/20113Acceptable78.40.1914n/a
07/01/201119Acceptable72.10.11.527n/a
05/19/2011147Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/16/2010192Beach Advisory54.90.11.93495
09/14/201031Acceptable71.60.19.9n/a90
08/23/2010435Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
08/21/20108Acceptable77.80.13.1n/a83
07/19/20102Acceptable83.20.13.7988
06/18/20106Acceptable71.80.12.821115
05/25/20102Acceptable67.70.113.489127
10/23/20093Acceptable51.20.11.31892
09/17/200916Acceptable690.114.432106
08/24/2009488Beach Advisory78.50.14.93099
07/31/2009>2420Beach Advisory72.10.15.115695
06/12/200929Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/15/20093Acceptable62.4n/a3.311100
10/23/20084Acceptable54.10.112.214101
09/16/20084Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/09/200823Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/17/20086Acceptable80.10.11.318109
06/18/20089Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/22/20081Acceptable58.80.115.427105

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:

Catskill, NY
The Launch Ramp at Catskill has kayaking, casual water contact from recreational boats, and fishing.

Agencies Responsible:

Greene County Dept. of Health: 518-719-3600 and NYSDEC Region 4: 518-357-2045

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