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

57 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
04/06/2017 50 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.7 0.0 1.2
10/16/2016 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 158 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2016 87 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
07/14/2016 32 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 38 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2015 88 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2015 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.0 1.0
08/13/2015 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.9
07/09/2015 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/12/2015 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
05/13/2015 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2014 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/09/2014 64 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/13/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/09/2014 2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
06/14/2014 1414 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
05/14/2014 345 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/18/2013 365 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/20/2013 88 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2013 131 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/19/2013 1733 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/22/2013 49 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/02/2013 194 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2012 58 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2012 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/15/2012 365 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4
07/19/2012 93 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/14/2012 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.5
05/18/2012 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
10/18/2011 411 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
09/17/2011 125 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/18/2011 921 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.8
07/17/2011 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2011 727 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
05/18/2011 921 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.8 0.1 0.3 2.1
10/15/2010 2420 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.3 1.5
10/14/2010 326 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
09/13/2010 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/19/2010 328 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/20/2010 1300 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/17/2010 225 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2010 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/21/2009 184 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
09/16/2009 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2009 687 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.6
08/03/2009 115 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 1.1 1.7
07/30/2009 225 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5
06/09/2009 1046 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9
05/14/2009 2 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/22/2008 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/20/2008 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/06/2008 27 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2008 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
06/17/2008 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.2 1.0
05/21/2008 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

57 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

57 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
04/06/2017 50 Acceptable 42.3 0.1 2.1 36.8 100.5
10/16/2016 19 Acceptable
09/15/2016 158 Beach Advisory 78.6 2.2 4.1 n/a 91.9
08/16/2016 87 Beach Advisory 83.2 0.2 4.3 36.5 94.6
07/14/2016 32 Acceptable 78.8 0.3 4.8 16.6 94
06/16/2016 38 Acceptable 71.6 0.1 4.5 23 96.5
05/21/2016 23 Acceptable 60 0.1 3 36 102.7
10/13/2015 88 Beach Advisory 66.6 0.9 4.7 47 90
09/12/2015 36 Acceptable 78.4 1.3 4.3 34 85
08/13/2015 86 Beach Advisory 78.5 0.4 4 25 90
07/09/2015 26 Acceptable 74.8 0.1 2.6 29 83
06/12/2015 16 Acceptable 72.1 0.1 3.5 40 89
05/13/2015 6 Acceptable 60.1 0.1 4.7 36 n/a
10/14/2014 37 Acceptable 67 0.5 1.4 39 94
09/09/2014 64 Beach Advisory 76.2 0.1 3.8 21 91
08/13/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 78 0.2 2.4 16 92
07/09/2014 2420 Beach Advisory 77.4 0.1 2.7 32 84
06/14/2014 1414 Beach Advisory 69.4 0.1 3.3 46 87
05/14/2014 345 Beach Advisory 58.4 0.1 4.7 26 102
10/18/2013 365 Beach Advisory 65.9 0.7 3.2 45 89
09/20/2013 88 Beach Advisory 73 0.1 3.9 31 94
08/17/2013 131 Beach Advisory 78.5 0.1 2.6 57 86
07/19/2013 1733 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/22/2013 49 Acceptable 67.4 0.1 3.3 62 96
06/02/2013 194 Beach Advisory 67.9 0.1 6.2 24 98
10/14/2012 58 Acceptable 63.2 0.2 4.1 18 88
09/13/2012 33 Acceptable 78.4 0.9 5.5 50 101
08/15/2012 365 Beach Advisory 81.5 0.3 2.7 17 100
07/19/2012 93 Beach Advisory 81.9 1 2.2 26 89
06/14/2012 37 Acceptable 74.2 0.1 1.5 25 91
05/18/2012 8 Acceptable 63.7 0.1 2.2 26 95
10/18/2011 411 Beach Advisory 61.4 0.1 1.5 78 88
09/17/2011 125 Beach Advisory 67 0.1 1.2 242 85
08/18/2011 921 Beach Advisory 80 0.1 1.8 49 78
07/17/2011 12 Acceptable 79.4 0.1 5.8 48 n/a
06/29/2011 727 Beach Advisory 75.1 0.1 3.1 40 83
05/18/2011 921 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/15/2010 2420 Beach Advisory 59.8 0.1 3.1 28 81
10/14/2010 326 Beach Advisory 60.9 0.1 3.1 36 82
09/13/2010 17 Acceptable 74.5 0.3 5.6 21 89
08/19/2010 328 Beach Advisory 82.9 0.4 10.8 65 111
07/20/2010 1300 Beach Advisory 82.6 0.4 3.6 17 88
06/17/2010 225 Beach Advisory 72.4 0.2 3.8 35 81
05/23/2010 41 Acceptable 64.6 0.1 5.5 62 97
10/21/2009 184 Beach Advisory 58.8 0.1 2.1 20 88
09/16/2009 36 Acceptable 72.6 0.1 3.4 21 92
08/22/2009 687 Beach Advisory 79.6 0.1 2.3 32 83
08/03/2009 115 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/30/2009 225 Beach Advisory 78 0.1 2.4 25 85
06/09/2009 1046 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/14/2009 2 Acceptable 60.5 0.1 6.1 43 108
10/22/2008 19 Acceptable 61.6 0.7 2.4 26 88
09/20/2008 1 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/06/2008 27 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/16/2008 10 Acceptable 79.7 0.1 1.9 17 98
06/17/2008 41 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/21/2008 19 Acceptable 56.9 0.1 2.2 30 94

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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