Coxsackie Waterfront Park

Coxsackie

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

58 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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09/14/201726Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/201755Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/13/201744Acceptable0.20.10.10.00.3
06/15/20179Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/18/201715Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
10/18/20169Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/201637Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/201634Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
07/16/201615Acceptable0.00.10.10.00.2
06/18/2016248Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/23/20165Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/15/201512Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/14/201539Acceptable0.00.91.20.12.2
08/15/20156Acceptable0.30.30.00.00.6
07/11/2015140Beach Advisory0.00.01.20.01.2
06/13/20155Acceptable0.01.30.00.01.3
05/14/20153Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
10/16/201433Acceptable0.30.10.00.00.4
09/10/20149Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/14/201422Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
07/10/201417Acceptable0.01.70.40.32.4
06/15/2014921Beach Advisory0.00.50.50.11.1
05/15/201431Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
10/21/201314Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
09/21/20136Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/19/20136Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/21/201327Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/24/201367Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/04/201389Beach Advisory0.00.01.10.11.2
10/15/201210Acceptable0.00.50.00.10.6
09/15/201211Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
08/18/201215Acceptable0.00.10.00.20.3
07/21/20129Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
06/16/201216Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
05/20/201249Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/16/20112420Beach Advisory0.00.11.10.31.5
09/19/201128Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/21/2011<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/14/201113Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/02/201147Acceptable0.00.01.01.12.1
05/19/2011378Beach Advisory0.80.20.10.51.6
10/16/201096Beach Advisory0.01.00.30.01.3
09/14/201042Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/20102Acceptable0.00.10.10.00.2
07/19/20103Acceptable0.00.20.50.00.7
06/18/201012Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/25/201019Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/23/20099Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/200912Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/24/20091733Beach Advisory0.00.31.01.52.8
07/31/2009345Beach Advisory0.60.31.00.01.9
06/12/200910Acceptable0.30.40.00.51.2
05/15/20095Acceptable0.00.50.00.00.5
10/23/200811Acceptable0.00.20.10.00.3
09/17/20088Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
08/09/2008435Beach Advisory0.00.01.30.21.5
07/17/200811Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/18/20087Acceptable0.00.40.10.91.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

58 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

58 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
09/14/201726Acceptable68.70.124.516.5103.7
08/17/201755Acceptable76.50.15.611.890.9
07/13/201744Acceptable75.80.11.036.392.3
06/15/20179Acceptable710.12.612.698.3
05/18/201715Acceptable60.70.11.532.4107.4
10/18/20169Acceptable62.20.14.64094
09/17/201637Acceptable74.10.14n/a86
08/18/201634Acceptable81.30.11.33682
07/16/201615Acceptable79.70.110.81592
06/18/2016248Beach Advisory71.80.13.130100
05/23/20165Acceptable61.60.10.725101
10/15/201512Acceptable60.30.210.12096
09/14/201539Acceptable76.30.14.21386
08/15/20156Acceptable78.30.15.714101
07/11/2015140Beach Advisory74.20.12.91995
06/13/20155Acceptable720.11110102
05/14/20153Acceptable68.60.12.219n/a
10/16/201433Acceptable64.20.213.956110
09/10/20149Acceptable75.90.11.332120
08/14/201422Acceptable76.20.1618100
07/10/201417Acceptable78.50.11.82397
06/15/2014921Beach Advisory69.80.1072104
05/15/201431Acceptable62.20.11.71499
10/21/201314Acceptable60.60.17.116096
09/21/20136Acceptable68.60.17.55597
08/19/20136Acceptable74.60.11.811189
07/21/201327Acceptable83.80.11.12596
06/24/201367Beach Advisory74.10.11.525103
06/04/201389Beach Advisory69.40.10.92694
10/15/201210Acceptable58.70.13.15497
09/15/201211Acceptable73.80.136795
08/18/201215Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/21/20129Acceptable82.30.25.711111
06/16/201216Acceptable72.90.11.61597
05/20/201249Acceptable65.40.11.92298
10/16/20112420Beach Advisory62.10.10.55396
09/19/201128Acceptable67.20.10.86498
08/21/2011<1Acceptable77.30.18.645110
07/14/201113Acceptable79.60.18.712110
07/02/201147Acceptable72.70.10.818n/a
05/19/2011378Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/16/201096Beach Advisory55.70.11.62196
09/14/201042Acceptable72.10.116.825102
08/21/20102Acceptable78.30.17.9n/a111
07/19/20103Acceptable83.10.111.79105
06/18/201012Acceptable72.80.124.429118
05/25/201019Acceptable67.50.13.7312114
10/23/20099Acceptable50.50.113793
09/17/200912Acceptable69.50.125.560112
08/24/20091733Beach Advisory79.80.18.97498
07/31/2009345Beach Advisory76.10.15.31890
06/12/200910Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/15/20095Acceptable62.5n/a1.57101
10/23/200811Acceptable54.30.111.11994
09/17/20088Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/09/2008435Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
07/17/200811Acceptable79.90.18.622116
06/18/20087Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/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:

Coxsackie, NY
The park at Coxsackie has an unofficial beach, a launch ramp and a fishing area. Kayaking, recreational boating, and casual water contact occur here.

Agencies Responsible:

Greene County Dept. of Health: 518-719-3600 and NYSDEC Region 4: 518-537-2045

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