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

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
05/16/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.7 1.8
10/14/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/15/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
08/16/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
07/14/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/16/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 1.3 0.0 1.6
08/13/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0
07/09/2015 31 Acceptable 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.7
06/11/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.4
05/12/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
09/08/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/12/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/08/2014 10 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/13/2014 10 Acceptable 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.5
05/13/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.4
10/17/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/19/2013 148 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/15/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.4 1.1
07/18/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/20/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.5
05/30/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
10/11/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/11/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
08/14/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/17/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/12/2012 10 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
05/16/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.6
10/20/2011 275 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/15/2011 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2011 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 3.4
07/18/2011 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/28/2011 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/17/2011 10462 Beach Advisory 1.2 0.0 0.8 0.0 2.0
10/13/2010 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
09/12/2010 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2010 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.5
07/22/2010 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.4 1.5
06/16/2010 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2010 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/20/2009 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2009 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2009 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/29/2009 10 Acceptable 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8
06/23/2009 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.7
06/08/2009 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
05/13/2009 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/21/2008 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/23/2008 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2008 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/15/2008 9 Acceptable 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 1.1
06/25/2008 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/16/2008 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.7
05/20/2008 14 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.6

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
05/16/2017 <10 Acceptable 60.8 0.1 2.5 25.1 100.0
10/14/2016 <10 Acceptable
09/15/2016 <10 Acceptable 78.0 7.9 5.1 n/a 96.3
08/16/2016 <10 Acceptable 85.2 4.6 6.8 31.5 92.8
07/14/2016 <10 Acceptable 80.3 4.9 6.3 8.6 94.5
06/16/2016 <10 Acceptable 71.4 3.6 7.4 19.1 101.5
05/21/2016 <10 Acceptable 60.4 1.6 4 35.3 97.1
10/13/2015 10 Acceptable 69.2 5.7 4.9 11 92
09/12/2015 <10 Acceptable 81.3 6.8 4.1 14 85
08/13/2015 <10 Acceptable 81.4 5.3 6 9 92
07/09/2015 31 Acceptable 79.1 0.5 5.1 28 89
06/11/2015 <10 Acceptable 74.8 2.1 8.6 9 107
05/12/2015 <10 Acceptable 66.6 2.9 6.7 38 106
10/14/2014 10 Acceptable 69.8 5.7 2.8 21 91
09/08/2014 10 Acceptable 79.8 3.8 24.4 16 122
08/12/2014 <10 Acceptable 79.8 4.5 5.4 26 87
07/08/2014 10 Acceptable 80.9 1.5 4.3 20 95
06/13/2014 10 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/13/2014 <10 Acceptable 59.3 2.6 2 23 99
10/17/2013 20 Acceptable 68.6 6.2 4.1 8 93
09/19/2013 148 Beach Advisory 74.5 3.3 3.9 16 95
08/15/2013 10 Acceptable 79.6 2.1 5.5 32 96
07/18/2013 10 Acceptable 84.9 2.9 3.2 29 78
06/20/2013 <10 Acceptable 71.1 0.1 3 19 99
05/30/2013 <10 Acceptable 71.7 0.3 2.1 29 96
10/11/2012 <10 Acceptable 67.1 4.6 3.3 29 88
09/11/2012 <10 Acceptable 79.1 5.3 4.9 118 95
08/14/2012 <10 Acceptable 83 6.5 3.3 5 90
07/17/2012 <10 Acceptable 84.6 7.1 12.1 9 123
06/12/2012 10 Acceptable 72.2 0.7 4 32 93
05/16/2012 <10 Acceptable 66.2 0.2 6.3 31 117
10/20/2011 275 Beach Advisory 64 0.1 1.3 58 90
09/15/2011 41 Acceptable 69.5 0.1 3.1 117 87
08/17/2011 10 Acceptable 83.1 3 3.9 21 91
07/18/2011 <10 Acceptable 83.3 1 2.6 14 n/a
06/28/2011 20 Acceptable 77.1 1.2 6.4 n/a 85
05/17/2011 10462 Beach Advisory 60.8 0.6 n/a n/a 93
10/13/2010 10 Acceptable 65.9 0.1 5.1 25 89
09/12/2010 20 Acceptable 73 5.2 9.6 20 88
08/18/2010 10 Acceptable 83.4 6.4 5.4 71 93
07/22/2010 20 Acceptable 84.5 6.1 16.3 24 136
06/16/2010 <10 Acceptable 73.5 4.6 5.1 25 87
05/22/2010 10 Acceptable 67 3.3 8 18 101
10/20/2009 10 Acceptable 60.8 3.4 2.9 19 90
09/15/2009 <10 Acceptable 77.7 4.6 3.6 30 92
08/21/2009 <10 Acceptable 83.4 2.4 10 13 96
07/29/2009 10 Acceptable 79.6 0.8 4.3 17 88
06/23/2009 10 Acceptable 72.8 0.2 1.6 17 100
06/08/2009 <10 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/13/2009 5 Acceptable 63 0.3 4.2 31 108
10/21/2008 10 Acceptable 63.9 6.1 2.8 9 89
09/23/2008 <10 Acceptable 75 3.8 2.3 11 94
08/21/2008 <10 Acceptable 80.9 3.4 4.8 10 93
07/15/2008 9 Acceptable 83.1 3.9 6.2 15 111
06/25/2008 31 Acceptable 77.4 4.6 4.3 18 93
06/16/2008 12 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/20/2008 14 Acceptable 59.9 1.9 1.4 29 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:

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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