Newburgh Launch Ramp

Newburgh 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

63 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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10/17/201745Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.1
09/12/201736Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/15/201720Acceptable0.10.00.00.70.7
07/11/201737Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/13/201710Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.5
05/16/201723Acceptable0.00.00.11.31.4
04/06/201750Acceptable0.50.00.70.01.2
10/16/201619Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/2016158Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/201687Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.10.2
07/14/201632Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/16/201638Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/21/201623Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/201588Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/12/201536Acceptable0.00.10.90.01.0
08/13/201586Beach Advisory0.00.00.90.00.9
07/09/201526Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
06/12/201516Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
05/13/20156Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/201437Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
09/09/201464Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.10.1
08/13/2014>2420Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/09/20142420Beach Advisory0.00.10.20.00.3
06/14/20141414Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.10.2
05/14/2014345Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/18/2013365Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/20/201388Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/2013131Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/19/20131733Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
06/22/201349Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/02/2013194Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/201258Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/201233Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/15/2012365Beach Advisory0.30.10.00.00.4
07/19/201293Beach Advisory0.00.20.00.00.2
06/14/201237Acceptable0.00.20.30.00.5
05/18/20128Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
10/18/2011411Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.1
09/17/2011125Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.1
08/18/2011921Beach Advisory0.10.00.10.60.8
07/17/201112Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/29/2011727Beach Advisory0.50.00.00.00.5
05/18/2011921Beach Advisory0.90.80.10.32.1
10/15/20102420Beach Advisory0.40.80.00.31.5
10/14/2010326Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.10.4
09/13/201017Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/19/2010328Beach Advisory0.00.00.01.01.0
07/20/20101300Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/17/2010225Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/23/201041Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/21/2009184Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.20.2
09/16/200936Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/2009687Beach Advisory0.30.30.00.00.6
08/03/2009115Beach Advisory0.00.60.01.11.7
07/30/2009225Beach Advisory0.00.30.00.20.5
06/09/20091046Beach Advisory0.90.00.00.00.9
05/14/20092Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
10/22/200819Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/20/20081Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/06/200827Acceptable0.30.00.00.00.3
07/16/200810Acceptable0.00.00.60.00.6
06/17/200841Acceptable0.00.20.00.10.3
05/21/200819Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

63 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

63 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%).

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10/17/201745Acceptable69.11.33.119.290.3
09/12/201736Acceptable73.40.65.423.690.7
08/15/201720Acceptable77.80.15.714.493.4
07/11/201737Acceptable78.10.14.813.9104.1
06/13/201710Acceptable68.80.16.612116.1
05/16/201723Acceptable58.40.12.816.499.9
04/06/201750Acceptable42.30.12.136.8100.5
10/16/201619Acceptable66.23.546490
09/15/2016158Beach Advisory78.62.24.1n/a92
08/16/201687Beach Advisory83.20.24.33795
07/14/201632Acceptable78.80.34.81794
06/16/201638Acceptable71.60.14.52397
05/21/201623Acceptable600.1336103
10/13/201588Beach Advisory66.60.94.74790
09/12/201536Acceptable78.41.34.33485
08/13/201586Beach Advisory78.50.442590
07/09/201526Acceptable74.80.12.62983
06/12/201516Acceptable72.10.13.54089
05/13/20156Acceptable60.10.14.736n/a
10/14/201437Acceptable670.51.43994
09/09/201464Beach Advisory76.20.13.82191
08/13/2014>2420Beach Advisory780.22.41692
07/09/20142420Beach Advisory77.40.12.73284
06/14/20141414Beach Advisory69.40.13.34687
05/14/2014345Beach Advisory58.40.14.726102
10/18/2013365Beach Advisory65.90.73.24589
09/20/201388Beach Advisory730.13.93194
08/17/2013131Beach Advisory78.50.12.65786
07/19/20131733Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
06/22/201349Acceptable67.40.13.36296
06/02/2013194Beach Advisory67.90.16.22498
10/14/201258Acceptable63.20.24.11888
09/13/201233Acceptable78.40.95.550101
08/15/2012365Beach Advisory81.50.32.717100
07/19/201293Beach Advisory81.912.22689
06/14/201237Acceptable74.20.11.52591
05/18/20128Acceptable63.70.12.22695
10/18/2011411Beach Advisory61.40.11.57888
09/17/2011125Beach Advisory670.11.224285
08/18/2011921Beach Advisory800.11.84978
07/17/201112Acceptable79.40.15.848n/a
06/29/2011727Beach Advisory75.10.13.14083
05/18/2011921Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/15/20102420Beach Advisory59.80.13.12881
10/14/2010326Beach Advisory60.90.13.13682
09/13/201017Acceptable74.50.35.62189
08/19/2010328Beach Advisory82.90.410.865111
07/20/20101300Beach Advisory82.60.43.61788
06/17/2010225Beach Advisory72.40.23.83581
05/23/201041Acceptable64.60.15.56297
10/21/2009184Beach Advisory58.80.12.12088
09/16/200936Acceptable72.60.13.42192
08/22/2009687Beach Advisory79.60.12.33283
08/03/2009115Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
07/30/2009225Beach Advisory780.12.42585
06/09/20091046Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
05/14/20092Acceptable60.50.16.143108
10/22/200819Acceptable61.60.72.42688
09/20/20081Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/06/200827Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/16/200810Acceptable79.70.11.91798
06/17/200841Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/21/200819Acceptable56.90.12.23094

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:

Newburgh, NY
This area is heavily used for boating, kayaking and jet skiis, with team rowing and fishing in the vicinity. Next to the ramp is a combined sewer overflow (CSO) and a few hundred yards south is a sewage treatment plant outfall.

Agencies Responsible:

Orange County Dept. of Health: 845-291-2331 and NYSDEC Region 3: 845-256-3000

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