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

59 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
07/12/2017 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/14/2017 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/18/2017 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
04/07/2017 272 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.9 1.4
10/17/2016 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2016 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/15/2016 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/17/2016 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2016 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2015 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2015 365 Beach Advisory 0.9 1.2 0.1 0.4 2.6
08/14/2015 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.3
07/10/2015 5 Acceptable 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.5 1.7
06/13/2015 16 Acceptable 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
05/14/2015 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
10/15/2014 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2014 5 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 20 Acceptable 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 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/20/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/21/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/19/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/21/2013 34 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/24/2013 39 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/03/2013 33 Acceptable 0.0 1.1 0.1 0.0 1.2
10/15/2012 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.6
09/14/2012 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2012 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3
07/20/2012 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/15/2012 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.7
05/19/2012 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
10/16/2011 816 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 1.1 0.3 1.5
09/19/2011 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/20/2011 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/15/2011 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
07/01/2011 19 Acceptable 0.0 1.0 1.1 0.2 2.3
05/19/2011 147 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.6
10/16/2010 192 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 435 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.6
08/21/2010 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
07/19/2010 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.7
06/18/2010 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/25/2010 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/23/2009 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2009 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2009 488 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
06/12/2009 29 Acceptable 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.5 1.2
05/15/2009 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
10/23/2008 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3
09/16/2008 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
08/09/2008 23 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
06/18/2008 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.0 1.0
05/22/2008 1 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

59 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

59 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
07/12/2017 17 Acceptable 75.5 0.1 1.7 26.2 87.7
06/14/2017 1 Acceptable 70.8 0.1 2.8 10.6 100.3
05/18/2017 2 Acceptable 60.2 0.1 1.6 6.6 106.0
04/07/2017 272 Beach Advisory 41.6 0.1 0.3 196.2 103.7
10/17/2016 4 Acceptable
09/17/2016 2 Acceptable 73.6 0.1 3.2 n/a 86.2
08/17/2016 4 Acceptable 81.9 0.1 5.2 32 90.2
07/15/2016 6 Acceptable 80.7 0.1 2.8 12.3 94.2
06/17/2016 2 Acceptable 73.3 0.1 3 28.5 96
05/22/2016 3 Acceptable 62.7 0.1 16.4 29.5 117.8
10/14/2015 15 Acceptable 60.8 0.1 9.8 27 99
09/13/2015 365 Beach Advisory 77.6 0.1 1.7 34 80
08/14/2015 <1 Acceptable 81.4 0.1 3.1 19 90
07/10/2015 5 Acceptable 73.6 0.1 3.1 24 102
06/13/2015 16 Acceptable 71.1 0.1 14.2 13 100
05/14/2015 <1 Acceptable 67 0.1 8.2 29 n/a
10/15/2014 1 Acceptable 64.1 0.1 1.5 9 101
09/10/2014 5 Acceptable 75.1 0.1 2.1 18 101
08/14/2014 11 Acceptable 76 0.1 1 20 92
07/10/2014 20 Acceptable 77.6 0.1 4.5 33 96
06/15/2014 1553 Beach Advisory 69.6 0.1 0.1 73 96
05/15/2014 14 Acceptable 61.3 0.1 1.6 13 98
10/20/2013 10 Acceptable 61.6 0.2 7.8 40 108
09/21/2013 10 Acceptable 68.6 0.1 5.2 43 94
08/19/2013 10 Acceptable 74.7 0.1 3 25 91
07/21/2013 34 Acceptable 82.9 0.1 1 23 84
06/24/2013 39 Acceptable 71.1 0.1 1.3 41 97
06/03/2013 33 Acceptable 69 0.1 1.4 45 94
10/15/2012 15 Acceptable 58.2 0.1 4.1 14 96
09/14/2012 5 Acceptable 75.1 0.1 2.4 82 92
08/18/2012 5 Acceptable 79.2 0.2 1.4 14 91
07/20/2012 11 Acceptable 81.1 0.2 1.9 27 84
06/15/2012 16 Acceptable 72.3 0.1 1.6 18 96
05/19/2012 15 Acceptable 65.4 0.1 1.3 62 99
10/16/2011 816 Beach Advisory 60.3 0.1 0.5 48 95
09/19/2011 22 Acceptable 66.9 0.1 0.9 68 91
08/20/2011 6 Acceptable 77.6 0.1 n/a 28 112
07/15/2011 3 Acceptable 78.4 0.1 9 14 n/a
07/01/2011 19 Acceptable 72.1 0.1 1.5 27 n/a
05/19/2011 147 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/16/2010 192 Beach Advisory 54.9 0.1 1.9 34 95
09/14/2010 31 Acceptable 71.6 0.1 9.9 n/a 90
08/23/2010 435 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/21/2010 8 Acceptable 77.8 0.1 3.1 n/a 83
07/19/2010 2 Acceptable 83.2 0.1 3.7 9 88
06/18/2010 6 Acceptable 71.8 0.1 2.8 21 115
05/25/2010 2 Acceptable 67.7 0.1 13.4 89 127
10/23/2009 3 Acceptable 51.2 0.1 1.3 18 92
09/17/2009 16 Acceptable 69 0.1 14.4 32 106
08/24/2009 488 Beach Advisory 78.5 0.1 4.9 30 99
07/31/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory 72.1 0.1 5.1 156 95
06/12/2009 29 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/15/2009 3 Acceptable 62.4 n/a 3.3 11 100
10/23/2008 4 Acceptable 54.1 0.1 12.2 14 101
09/16/2008 4 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/09/2008 23 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/17/2008 6 Acceptable 80.1 0.1 1.3 18 109
06/18/2008 9 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/22/2008 1 Acceptable 58.8 0.1 15.4 27 105

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:

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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