Esopus Creek Entrance

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

94 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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10/18/20174Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
09/13/20179Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/20174Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/12/20173Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/14/20171Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/17/20179Acceptable0.00.00.30.40.7
10/17/20163Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/201615Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/2016<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/20166Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/201651Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
08/17/201612Acceptable0.00.20.00.00.2
07/15/201616Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
07/14/201692Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/17/20163Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/16/201649Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/20164Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/20167Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/30/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.00.80.60.01.4
10/14/20157Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/25/201544Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.91.20.10.42.6
08/28/201512Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
08/14/20158Acceptable0.00.00.01.31.3
07/24/20159Acceptable0.60.00.00.00.6
07/10/20155Acceptable0.01.20.00.51.7
06/26/20158Acceptable0.10.00.00.10.2
06/13/2015921Beach Advisory0.01.30.00.01.3
05/29/20154Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/14/20156Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
10/24/201468Beach Advisory0.01.50.10.52.1
10/15/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/20145Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
09/10/201424Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/201416Acceptable0.11.00.00.01.1
08/14/2014121Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/18/201415Acceptable0.00.00.10.30.4
07/10/201472Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.20.3
06/23/201437Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/15/2014461Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.1
05/23/201454Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
05/15/201419Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/24/201315Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/20/20139Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/26/20136Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/21/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/22/201318Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
08/18/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/25/2013365Beach Advisory0.00.01.20.01.2
07/21/201316Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/27/2013107Beach Advisory0.40.10.60.11.2
06/23/20134Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/06/2013118Beach Advisory0.10.00.01.31.4
06/03/201311Acceptable1.30.00.00.01.3
10/18/20123Acceptable0.00.00.00.50.5
10/14/201224Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/19/2012>2420Beach Advisory0.12.40.00.02.5
09/14/20122Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/20123Acceptable0.00.00.30.10.4
07/24/20122Acceptable0.00.70.00.00.7
07/20/201259Acceptable0.40.00.20.00.6
06/19/20126Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/15/20122Acceptable0.00.00.20.30.5
05/19/201221Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/17/201131Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/21/201179Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
09/18/201140Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/24/20112Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/20/2011<1Acceptable0.01.00.10.01.1
07/15/20111Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/05/201126Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
07/01/20115Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
05/19/20111046Beach Advisory0.00.90.80.11.8
10/15/2010126Beach Advisory0.40.80.00.31.5
10/14/201056Acceptable0.00.80.30.11.2
09/14/201044Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/23/2010>2420Beach Advisory0.12.90.00.03.0
08/20/2010326Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/19/20106Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201011Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/24/20105Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/22/20099Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/200982Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/23/2009>2420Beach Advisory0.00.30.30.00.6
07/31/20091986Beach Advisory1.10.00.30.01.4
06/11/200912Acceptable0.20.00.90.01.1
05/14/200910Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
10/22/20087Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/20082Acceptable0.00.00.20.10.3
08/10/200810Acceptable0.00.00.40.10.5
08/08/200831Acceptable0.40.10.30.00.8
07/16/20083Acceptable0.00.00.60.00.6
06/18/200819Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/21/20082Acceptable0.10.00.00.10.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

94 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

94 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
10/18/20174Acceptable64.40.12.310.995.0
09/13/20179Acceptable70.90.14.57101.4
08/16/20174Acceptable78.30.14.915.9115.7
07/12/20173Acceptable79.00.12.642.393.0
06/14/20171Acceptable75.10.12.811.8106.9
05/17/20179Acceptable60.20.01.06.0107.9
10/17/20163Acceptable61.20.14.53997
10/13/201615Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/16/2016<1Acceptable75.40.13.3n/a97
09/15/20166Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/18/201651Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/17/201612Acceptable82.60.16.82794
07/15/201616Acceptable81.90.15.110121
07/14/201692Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
06/17/20163Acceptable770.113.622136
06/16/201649Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/22/20164Acceptable63.40.15.521102
05/19/20167Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
10/30/2015>2420Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/14/20157Acceptable60.90.15.72396
09/25/201544Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/13/2015>2420Beach Advisory67.30.12.5235104
08/28/201512Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/14/20158Acceptable78.10.15.4895
07/24/20159Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/10/20155Acceptable73.30.13.111108
06/26/20158Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/13/2015921Beach Advisory74.40.14.1n/a91
05/29/20154Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/14/20156Acceptable65.60.15.820n/a
10/24/201468Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/15/201410Acceptable65.40.13.57103
09/13/20145Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/10/201424Acceptable74.40.12.7587
08/22/201416Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/14/2014121Beach Advisory75.30.13.31681
07/18/201415Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/10/201472Beach Advisory75.60.15.310106
06/23/201437Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/15/2014461Beach Advisory64.60.13.851101
05/23/201454Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/15/201419Acceptable64.70.19.55101
10/24/201315Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
10/20/20139Acceptable62.60.14.113100
09/26/20136Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/21/201320Acceptable690.168103
08/22/201318Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/18/201320Acceptable75.30.117.264128
07/25/2013365Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
07/21/201316Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/27/2013107Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
06/23/20134Acceptable76.801.39115
06/06/2013118Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
06/03/201311Acceptable74.60.169109
10/18/20123Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
10/14/201224Acceptable58.70.1434103
09/19/2012>2420Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
09/14/20122Acceptable75.40.13.58198
08/17/20123Acceptable80.30.21.78105
07/24/20122Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/20/201259Acceptable80.30.23.81490
06/19/20126Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/15/20122Acceptable74.50.15.311134
05/19/201221Acceptable64.80.1259106
10/17/201131Acceptable59.400.676104
09/21/201179Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
09/18/201140Acceptable60.60.10.8321104
08/24/20112Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/20/2011<1Acceptable76.10.12.63098
07/15/20111Acceptable80.60.16.55n/a
07/05/201126Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/01/20115Acceptable72.10.11.66n/a
05/19/20111046Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/15/2010126Beach Advisory55.401.5127100
10/14/201056Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/14/201044Acceptable70.20.16.51281
08/23/2010>2420Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
08/20/2010326Beach Advisory80.10.174108
07/19/20106Acceptable84.40.15.9495
06/18/201011Acceptable71.70.18.31096
05/24/20105Acceptable73.30.173109
10/22/20099Acceptable54.10.14.511106
09/17/200982Beach Advisory68.10.13.41496
08/23/2009>2420Beach Advisory72.90.13.544104
07/31/20091986Beach Advisory69.40.13.938105
06/11/200912Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/14/200910Acceptable61.90.110.75100
10/22/20087Acceptable55.20.19.9999
09/16/20082Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/10/200810Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/08/200831Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/16/20083Acceptable83.20.14.619138
06/18/200819Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/21/20082Acceptable59.60.112.63114

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:

Saugerties, NY
Just in from the lighthouse, there is kayaking, boating, occasional swimming and fishing.

Agencies Responsible:

Ulster County Dept. of Health: 845-340-3010 and NYSDEC Region 3: 845-256-3000

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