Esopus Creek West

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

69 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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09/13/20178Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/20174Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/12/20172Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/14/201716Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/17/20171Acceptable0.00.00.30.40.7
04/07/2017270Beach Advisory0.00.50.00.91.4
10/17/20166Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/201624Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/201611Acceptable0.00.20.00.00.2
07/15/20165Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/17/20162Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/2016<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/20154Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/2015>2420Beach Advisory0.91.20.10.42.6
08/14/20155Acceptable0.00.00.01.31.3
07/10/201515Acceptable0.01.20.00.51.7
06/13/2015201Beach Advisory0.01.30.00.01.3
05/14/20157Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
10/15/20146Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/201413Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/14/201451Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/10/2014210Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.20.3
06/15/2014921Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.1
05/15/201413Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/20/20138Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/21/201313Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/201317Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/21/201338Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/23/20134Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/03/201389Beach Advisory1.30.00.00.01.3
10/14/20122Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/14/201224Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/2012<1Acceptable0.00.40.00.20.6
08/17/20125Acceptable0.00.00.30.10.4
07/24/20121Acceptable0.00.70.00.00.7
07/20/201293Beach Advisory0.40.00.20.00.6
06/19/20124Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/15/20122Acceptable0.00.00.20.30.5
05/19/20129Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/17/201160Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/21/201135Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/18/201136Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/24/201112Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/20/201110Acceptable0.01.00.10.01.1
07/15/201121Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/05/201154Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
07/01/201159Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
05/19/20111414Beach Advisory0.00.90.80.11.8
10/15/2010411Beach Advisory0.40.80.00.31.5
10/14/201067Beach Advisory0.00.80.30.11.2
09/14/201038Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/23/2010>2420Beach Advisory0.12.90.00.03.0
08/20/201012Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/19/20105Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201023Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/24/201023Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/22/20095Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/200934Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/23/2009>2420Beach Advisory0.00.30.30.00.6
07/31/20091986Beach Advisory1.10.00.30.01.4
06/11/20099Acceptable0.20.00.90.01.1
05/14/200911Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
10/22/20082Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/20083Acceptable0.00.00.30.10.4
08/10/200819Acceptable0.00.00.40.10.5
08/08/20085Acceptable0.40.10.30.00.8
07/16/20082Acceptable0.00.00.60.00.6
06/18/200826Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/21/2008<1Acceptable0.10.00.00.10.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

69 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

69 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
09/13/20178Acceptable71.60.19.74125.3
08/16/20174Acceptable780.15.611.8113.2
07/12/20172Acceptable80.10.11.610.198.8
06/14/201716Acceptable74.40.13.14109.3
05/17/20171Acceptable59.50.01.36.4108.0
04/07/2017270Beach Advisory43.60.01.473.1100.9
10/17/20166Acceptable60.30.116.235112
09/16/201624Acceptable760.15.5n/a109
08/17/201611Acceptable81.80.14.925108
07/15/20165Acceptable81.20.119.49141
06/17/20162Acceptable77.90.112.922132
05/22/2016<1Acceptable63.50.13.322101
10/14/20154Acceptable59.40.17.36103
09/13/2015>2420Beach Advisory66.204.4450106
08/14/20155Acceptable78.20.211.74132
07/10/201515Acceptable70.40.11.98108
06/13/2015201Beach Advisory74.90.13.1n/a88
05/14/20157Acceptable67.10.16.65n/a
10/15/20146Acceptable65.80.24.64108
09/10/201413Acceptable74.30.24.53100
08/14/201451Acceptable750.15.11388
07/10/2014210Beach Advisory73.70.141299
06/15/2014921Beach Advisory63.10.14.244107
05/15/201413Acceptable64.60.1108103
10/20/20138Acceptable61.60.19.2698
09/21/201313Acceptable68.60.16.64102
08/18/201317Acceptable75.30.147.149189
07/21/201338Acceptable81.80.14.5594
06/23/20134Acceptable7401.79112
06/03/201389Beach Advisory730.17.412102
10/14/20122Acceptable560.13.631107
09/14/201224Acceptable75.10.17.460137
08/21/2012<1Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/17/20125Acceptable80.50.24.46157
07/24/20121Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/20/201293Beach Advisory80.20.210.210104
06/19/20124Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/15/20122Acceptable76.60.12.412122
05/19/20129Acceptable66.50.11.554108
10/17/201160Acceptable5900.668103
09/21/201135Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/18/201136Acceptable600.10.8413104
08/24/201112Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/20/201110Acceptable75.30.1n/a37103
07/15/201121Acceptable79.40.19.13n/a
07/05/201154Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/01/201159Acceptable70.60.11.66n/a
05/19/20111414Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/15/2010411Beach Advisory55.401.4118100
10/14/201067Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
09/14/201038Acceptable70.30.18.9484
08/23/2010>2420Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
08/20/201012Acceptable81.20.212.33136
07/19/20105Acceptable84.80.213.63131
06/18/201023Acceptable71.40.211.3397
05/24/201023Acceptable74.30.133107
10/22/20095Acceptable52.70.13.745103
09/17/200934Acceptable68.10.17.2799
08/23/2009>2420Beach Advisory72.20.13.355104
07/31/20091986Beach Advisory69.30.13.939106
06/11/20099Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/14/200911Acceptable61.60.19.95103
10/22/20082Acceptable54.20.18.2294
09/16/20083Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/10/200819Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/08/20085Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/16/20082Acceptable83.60.1716149
06/18/200826Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/21/2008<1Acceptable58.40.16.42107

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
This site has boating, kayaking, occasional swimming and fishing. There is a sewage treatment plant outfall nearby to the west.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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