Emeline Beach- Haverstraw

Emeline Beach

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

62 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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10/17/2017<10Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.2
09/12/201710Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/15/201720Acceptable0.10.00.00.40.5
07/11/2017<10Acceptable0.40.10.00.00.5
06/13/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/16/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.11.71.8
10/14/2016<10Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/15/2016<10Acceptable0.00.20.00.00.2
08/16/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.10.2
07/14/2016<10Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/16/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/21/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/12/2015<10Acceptable0.00.31.30.01.6
08/13/2015<10Acceptable0.00.01.00.01.0
07/09/201531Acceptable0.30.30.10.00.7
06/11/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.20.4
05/12/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.40.4
09/08/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/12/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/08/201410Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/13/201410Acceptable1.40.00.10.01.5
05/13/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.30.4
10/17/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/19/2013148Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/15/201310Acceptable0.00.00.70.41.1
07/18/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/20/2013<10Acceptable0.00.00.30.20.5
05/30/2013<10Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
10/11/2012<10Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/11/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.01.41.4
08/14/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/17/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/12/201210Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
05/16/2012<10Acceptable0.10.40.10.00.6
10/20/2011275Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
09/15/201141Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/201110Acceptable0.00.00.03.43.4
07/18/2011<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/28/201120Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/17/201110462Beach Advisory1.20.00.80.02.0
10/13/201010Acceptable0.00.10.30.00.4
09/12/201020Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/201010Acceptable0.00.00.20.30.5
07/22/201020Acceptable0.00.10.01.41.5
06/16/2010<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/201010Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/20/200910Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/2009<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/2009<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/29/200910Acceptable0.60.00.00.20.8
06/23/200910Acceptable0.00.00.60.51.1
06/08/2009<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.80.8
05/13/20095Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/21/200810Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/23/2008<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/2008<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/15/20089Acceptable0.01.10.00.01.1
06/25/200831Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/16/200812Acceptable0.00.01.70.01.7
05/20/200814Acceptable0.30.00.20.10.6

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

62 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

62 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
10/17/2017<10Acceptable70.36.51.810.688.9
09/12/201710Acceptable74.75.74.79.989.8
08/15/201720Acceptable81.53.86.615.191.4
07/11/2017<10Acceptable79.02.53.514.791.9
06/13/2017<10Acceptable72.90.13.715.1120.3
05/16/2017<10Acceptable60.80.12.525.1100.0
10/14/2016<10Acceptable66.38.82.43792
09/15/2016<10Acceptable787.95.1n/a96
08/16/2016<10Acceptable85.24.66.83293
07/14/2016<10Acceptable80.34.96.3995
06/16/2016<10Acceptable71.43.67.419102
05/21/2016<10Acceptable60.41.643597
10/13/201510Acceptable69.25.74.91192
09/12/2015<10Acceptable81.36.84.11485
08/13/2015<10Acceptable81.45.36992
07/09/201531Acceptable79.10.55.12889
06/11/2015<10Acceptable74.82.18.69107
05/12/2015<10Acceptable66.62.96.738106
10/14/201410Acceptable69.85.72.82191
09/08/201410Acceptable79.83.824.416122
08/12/2014<10Acceptable79.84.55.42687
07/08/201410Acceptable80.91.54.32095
06/13/201410Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/13/2014<10Acceptable59.32.622399
10/17/201320Acceptable68.66.24.1893
09/19/2013148Beach Advisory74.53.33.91695
08/15/201310Acceptable79.62.15.53296
07/18/201310Acceptable84.92.93.22978
06/20/2013<10Acceptable71.10.131999
05/30/2013<10Acceptable71.70.32.12996
10/11/2012<10Acceptable67.14.63.32988
09/11/2012<10Acceptable79.15.34.911895
08/14/2012<10Acceptable836.53.3590
07/17/2012<10Acceptable84.67.112.19123
06/12/201210Acceptable72.20.743293
05/16/2012<10Acceptable66.20.26.331117
10/20/2011275Beach Advisory640.11.35890
09/15/201141Acceptable69.50.13.111787
08/17/201110Acceptable83.133.92191
07/18/2011<10Acceptable83.312.614n/a
06/28/201120Acceptable77.11.26.4n/a85
05/17/201110462Beach Advisory60.80.6n/an/a93
10/13/201010Acceptable65.90.15.12589
09/12/201020Acceptable735.29.62088
08/18/201010Acceptable83.46.45.47193
07/22/201020Acceptable84.56.116.324136
06/16/2010<10Acceptable73.54.65.12587
05/22/201010Acceptable673.3818101
10/20/200910Acceptable60.83.42.91990
09/15/2009<10Acceptable77.74.63.63092
08/21/2009<10Acceptable83.42.4101396
07/29/200910Acceptable79.60.84.31788
06/23/200910Acceptable72.80.21.617100
06/08/2009<10Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/13/20095Acceptable630.34.231108
10/21/200810Acceptable63.96.12.8989
09/23/2008<10Acceptable753.82.31194
08/21/2008<10Acceptable80.93.44.81093
07/15/20089Acceptable83.13.96.215111
06/25/200831Acceptable77.44.64.31893
06/16/200812Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/20/200814Acceptable59.91.91.42993

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:

Haverstraw, NY
Swimming at the beach at Emeline Park is prohibited, yet casual contact with the water has been observed. The site has shore-based fishing, kayaking and recreational boating.

Agencies Responsible:

Rockland County Dept. of Health: 845-364-2900 and NYSDEC Region 3: 914-428-2505

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