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West Point Sewage Treatment Plant Outfall

West Point Sewage Treatment Outfall

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.

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
07/11/2017 5 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/13/2017 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/16/2017 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.3 1.4
04/06/2017 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.7 0.0 1.2
10/16/2016 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2016 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
07/14/2016 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2015 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.0 1.0
08/13/2015 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.9
07/09/2015 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/12/2015 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
05/13/2015 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2014 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/09/2014 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/13/2014 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/09/2014 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
06/14/2014 62 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
05/14/2014 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/18/2013 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/20/2013 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2013 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/19/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/21/2013 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/01/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2012 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2012 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/15/2012 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4
07/19/2012 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/14/2012 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.5
05/18/2012 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
10/18/2011 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
09/17/2011 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/18/2011 67 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.8
07/17/2011 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2011 11 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
05/18/2011 147 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.8 0.1 0.3 2.1
10/14/2010 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
09/13/2010 291 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/19/2010 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/20/2010 91 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/17/2010 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2010 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/21/2009 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
09/16/2009 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/22/2009 12 Acceptable 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/30/2009 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5
06/09/2009 9 Acceptable 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9
05/14/2009 3 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 3 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2008 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
06/17/2008 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.2 1.0
05/21/2008 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

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%).

Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort
07/11/2017 5 Acceptable 77.8 0.1 4.1 21.0 99.6
06/13/2017 2 Acceptable 69.2 0.1 5 14.4 118.6
05/16/2017 1 Acceptable 59.5 0.1 2.2 19.9 98.7
04/06/2017 >2420 Beach Advisory 44.1 0.2 1.8 26.8 88.5
10/16/2016 6 Acceptable
09/15/2016 8 Acceptable 78.3 4.6 3.3 n/a 85.5
08/16/2016 17 Acceptable 83.4 0.9 4.5 37.3 96.3
07/14/2016 1 Acceptable 78.1 1.2 4.3 28.2 91.9
06/16/2016 10 Acceptable 69.8 0.9 3.9 23.3 94.2
05/21/2016 7 Acceptable 59.8 0.1 5.6 47.4 102.7
10/13/2015 41 Acceptable 68 2.5 2.5 28 86
09/12/2015 2 Acceptable 79.8 2.9 3.4 26 80
08/13/2015 7 Acceptable 79.7 1.6 3.4 24 83
07/09/2015 7 Acceptable 74.9 0.1 3.1 36 85
06/12/2015 1 Acceptable 70.2 0.1 5.2 21 95
05/13/2015 11 Acceptable 59.7 0.2 3.2 31 n/a
10/14/2014 12 Acceptable 66.5 1.5 1.7 26 92
09/09/2014 4 Acceptable 76.7 0.4 2.9 21 88
08/13/2014 63 Beach Advisory 78 0.6 2.3 26 85
07/09/2014 6 Acceptable 77.3 0.1 3.2 24 85
06/14/2014 62 Beach Advisory 69 0.3 3.5 48 87
05/14/2014 6 Acceptable 57.7 0.1 5.1 25 99
10/18/2013 21 Acceptable 66.6 1.5 2.5 33 92
09/20/2013 5 Acceptable 73 0.3 3.3 22 91
08/17/2013 7 Acceptable 77.4 0.1 2.5 58 85
07/19/2013 10 Acceptable 82.5 0.1 3 65 75
06/21/2013 15 Acceptable 66.5 0.1 3.9 77 95
06/01/2013 10 Acceptable 67.4 0.1 4.8 18 101
10/13/2012 8 Acceptable 65.5 1.7 4 34 86
09/13/2012 <1 Acceptable 78.5 3.5 3.3 15 85
08/15/2012 >2420 Beach Advisory 80.6 1.3 2.7 16 95
07/19/2012 7 Acceptable 81.5 3.9 2.9 21 82
06/14/2012 4 Acceptable 72.1 0.2 1.5 26 89
05/18/2012 5 Acceptable 62.6 0.1 2.6 20 93
10/18/2011 16 Acceptable 62.2 0.1 1.2 84 89
09/17/2011 41 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/18/2011 67 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/17/2011 2 Acceptable 79.5 0.1 2.6 n/a n/a
06/29/2011 11 Acceptable 78.1 0.1 4.8 18 85
05/18/2011 147 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/14/2010 26 Acceptable 61.6 0.1 3.8 35 82
09/13/2010 291 Beach Advisory 74.5 0.9 4.7 20 85
08/19/2010 4 Acceptable 81.2 1.1 8.6 30 101
07/20/2010 91 Beach Advisory 82.4 1.5 2.2 19 84
06/17/2010 6 Acceptable 71.1 0.5 3.3 53 83
05/23/2010 <1 Acceptable 63.7 0.2 5.3 41 99
10/21/2009 5 Acceptable 58.6 0.2 2.4 37 88
09/16/2009 1 Acceptable 73.8 1.3 1.9 22 82
08/22/2009 12 Acceptable 79.4 0.2 2.6 32 75
07/30/2009 5 Acceptable 77.4 0.1 3.2 28 90
06/09/2009 9 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/14/2009 3 Acceptable 59.4 0.1 6.8 24 107
10/22/2008 19 Acceptable 61.3 1.7 1.6 15 88
09/20/2008 <1 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/06/2008 3 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/16/2008 1 Acceptable 78.4 0.4 2.2 21 93
06/17/2008 4 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/21/2008 4 Acceptable 57 0.1 2.6 51 93

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:

West Point, NY
This area is used for boating, kayaking, team rowing and fishing.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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