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

53 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
10/18/2016 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2016 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 34 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/16/2016 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
06/18/2016 248 Beach Advisory 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 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2015 39 Acceptable 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 140 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
06/13/2015 5 Acceptable 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
05/14/2015 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
10/16/2014 33 Acceptable 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4
09/10/2014 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2014 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/10/2014 17 Acceptable 0.0 1.7 0.4 0.3 2.4
06/15/2014 921 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.1 1.1
05/15/2014 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/21/2013 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
09/21/2013 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/19/2013 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/21/2013 27 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/24/2013 67 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/04/2013 89 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.1 1.2
10/15/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.6
09/15/2012 11 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/18/2012 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3
07/21/2012 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/16/2012 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/20/2012 49 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 1.5
09/19/2011 28 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/21/2011 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2011 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/02/2011 47 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.1 2.1
05/19/2011 378 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.6
10/16/2010 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.0 0.3 0.0 1.3
09/14/2010 42 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2010 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
07/19/2010 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.7
06/18/2010 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/25/2010 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/23/2009 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2009 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2009 1733 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 1.0 1.5 2.8
07/31/2009 345 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.3 1.0 0.0 1.9
06/12/2009 10 Acceptable 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.5 1.2
05/15/2009 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
10/23/2008 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3
09/17/2008 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
08/09/2008 435 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.2 1.5
07/17/2008 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/18/2008 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.9 1.4

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

53 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

53 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
10/18/2016 9 Acceptable
09/17/2016 37 Acceptable 74.1 0.1 4.0 n/a 86.2
08/18/2016 34 Acceptable 81.3 0.1 1.3 36.3 82.4
07/16/2016 15 Acceptable 79.7 0.1 10.8 14.7 91.9
06/18/2016 248 Beach Advisory 71.8 0.1 3.1 30 100.2
05/23/2016 5 Acceptable 61.6 0.1 0.7 25.1 101.2
10/15/2015 12 Acceptable 60.3 0.2 10.1 20 96
09/14/2015 39 Acceptable 76.3 0.1 4.2 13 86
08/15/2015 6 Acceptable 78.3 0.1 5.7 14 101
07/11/2015 140 Beach Advisory 74.2 0.1 2.9 19 95
06/13/2015 5 Acceptable 72 0.1 11 10 102
05/14/2015 3 Acceptable 68.6 0.1 2.2 19 n/a
10/16/2014 33 Acceptable 64.2 0.2 13.9 56 110
09/10/2014 9 Acceptable 75.9 0.1 1.3 32 120
08/14/2014 22 Acceptable 76.2 0.1 6 18 100
07/10/2014 17 Acceptable 78.5 0.1 1.8 23 97
06/15/2014 921 Beach Advisory 69.8 0.1 0 72 104
05/15/2014 31 Acceptable 62.2 0.1 1.7 14 99
10/21/2013 14 Acceptable 60.6 0.1 7.1 160 96
09/21/2013 6 Acceptable 68.6 0.1 7.5 55 97
08/19/2013 6 Acceptable 74.6 0.1 1.8 111 89
07/21/2013 27 Acceptable 83.8 0.1 1.1 25 96
06/24/2013 67 Beach Advisory 74.1 0.1 1.5 25 103
06/04/2013 89 Beach Advisory 69.4 0.1 0.9 26 94
10/15/2012 10 Acceptable 58.7 0.1 3.1 54 97
09/15/2012 11 Acceptable 73.8 0.1 3 67 95
08/18/2012 15 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/21/2012 9 Acceptable 82.3 0.2 5.7 11 111
06/16/2012 16 Acceptable 72.9 0.1 1.6 15 97
05/20/2012 49 Acceptable 65.4 0.1 1.9 22 98
10/16/2011 2420 Beach Advisory 62.1 0.1 0.5 53 96
09/19/2011 28 Acceptable 67.2 0.1 0.8 64 98
08/21/2011 <1 Acceptable 77.3 0.1 8.6 45 110
07/14/2011 13 Acceptable 79.6 0.1 8.7 12 110
07/02/2011 47 Acceptable 72.7 0.1 0.8 18 n/a
05/19/2011 378 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/16/2010 96 Beach Advisory 55.7 0.1 1.6 21 96
09/14/2010 42 Acceptable 72.1 0.1 16.8 25 102
08/21/2010 2 Acceptable 78.3 0.1 7.9 n/a 111
07/19/2010 3 Acceptable 83.1 0.1 11.7 9 105
06/18/2010 12 Acceptable 72.8 0.1 24.4 29 118
05/25/2010 19 Acceptable 67.5 0.1 3.7 312 114
10/23/2009 9 Acceptable 50.5 0.1 1 37 93
09/17/2009 12 Acceptable 69.5 0.1 25.5 60 112
08/24/2009 1733 Beach Advisory 79.8 0.1 8.9 74 98
07/31/2009 345 Beach Advisory 76.1 0.1 5.3 18 90
06/12/2009 10 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/15/2009 5 Acceptable 62.5 n/a 1.5 7 101
10/23/2008 11 Acceptable 54.3 0.1 11.1 19 94
09/17/2008 8 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/09/2008 435 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/17/2008 11 Acceptable 79.9 0.1 8.6 22 116
06/18/2008 7 Acceptable 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:

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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