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

63 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
10/17/2016 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2016 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2016 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/15/2016 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/17/2016 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2016 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2015 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2015 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.9 1.2 0.1 0.4 2.6
08/14/2015 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.3
07/10/2015 15 Acceptable 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.5 1.7
06/13/2015 201 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
05/14/2015 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
10/15/2014 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2014 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2014 51 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/10/2014 210 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3
06/15/2014 921 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
05/15/2014 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/20/2013 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/21/2013 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2013 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/21/2013 38 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/23/2013 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/03/2013 89 Beach Advisory 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
10/14/2012 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2012 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2012 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.6
08/17/2012 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/24/2012 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/20/2012 93 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.6
06/19/2012 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/15/2012 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.5
05/19/2012 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2011 60 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/21/2011 35 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/18/2011 36 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/24/2011 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/20/2011 10 Acceptable 0.0 1.0 0.1 0.0 1.1
07/15/2011 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/05/2011 54 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
07/01/2011 59 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
05/19/2011 1414 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.9 0.8 0.1 1.8
10/15/2010 411 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.3 1.5
10/14/2010 67 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.8 0.3 0.1 1.2
09/14/2010 38 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2010 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.1 2.9 0.0 0.0 3.0
08/20/2010 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/19/2010 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2010 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/24/2010 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/22/2009 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2009 34 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
07/31/2009 1986 Beach Advisory 1.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.4
06/11/2009 9 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.9 0.0 1.1
05/14/2009 11 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/22/2008 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2008 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
08/10/2008 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.5
08/08/2008 5 Acceptable 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.8
07/16/2008 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
06/18/2008 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/21/2008 <1 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

63 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

63 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
10/17/2016 6 Acceptable
09/16/2016 24 Acceptable 76.0 0.1 5.5 n/a 109.3
08/17/2016 11 Acceptable 81.8 0.1 4.9 25 107.8
07/15/2016 5 Acceptable 81.2 0.1 19.4 9.3 141.1
06/17/2016 2 Acceptable 77.9 0.1 12.9 22 132.3
05/22/2016 <1 Acceptable 63.5 0.1 3.3 21.7 100.9
10/14/2015 4 Acceptable 59.4 0.1 7.3 6 103
09/13/2015 >2420 Beach Advisory 66.2 0 4.4 450 106
08/14/2015 5 Acceptable 78.2 0.2 11.7 4 132
07/10/2015 15 Acceptable 70.4 0.1 1.9 8 108
06/13/2015 201 Beach Advisory 74.9 0.1 3.1 n/a 88
05/14/2015 7 Acceptable 67.1 0.1 6.6 5 n/a
10/15/2014 6 Acceptable 65.8 0.2 4.6 4 108
09/10/2014 13 Acceptable 74.3 0.2 4.5 3 100
08/14/2014 51 Acceptable 75 0.1 5.1 13 88
07/10/2014 210 Beach Advisory 73.7 0.1 4 12 99
06/15/2014 921 Beach Advisory 63.1 0.1 4.2 44 107
05/15/2014 13 Acceptable 64.6 0.1 10 8 103
10/20/2013 8 Acceptable 61.6 0.1 9.2 6 98
09/21/2013 13 Acceptable 68.6 0.1 6.6 4 102
08/18/2013 17 Acceptable 75.3 0.1 47.1 49 189
07/21/2013 38 Acceptable 81.8 0.1 4.5 5 94
06/23/2013 4 Acceptable 74 0 1.7 9 112
06/03/2013 89 Beach Advisory 73 0.1 7.4 12 102
10/14/2012 2 Acceptable 56 0.1 3.6 31 107
09/14/2012 24 Acceptable 75.1 0.1 7.4 60 137
08/21/2012 <1 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/17/2012 5 Acceptable 80.5 0.2 4.4 6 157
07/24/2012 1 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/20/2012 93 Beach Advisory 80.2 0.2 10.2 10 104
06/19/2012 4 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/15/2012 2 Acceptable 76.6 0.1 2.4 12 122
05/19/2012 9 Acceptable 66.5 0.1 1.5 54 108
10/17/2011 60 Acceptable 59 0 0.6 68 103
09/21/2011 35 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/18/2011 36 Acceptable 60 0.1 0.8 413 104
08/24/2011 12 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/20/2011 10 Acceptable 75.3 0.1 n/a 37 103
07/15/2011 21 Acceptable 79.4 0.1 9.1 3 n/a
07/05/2011 54 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/01/2011 59 Acceptable 70.6 0.1 1.6 6 n/a
05/19/2011 1414 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/15/2010 411 Beach Advisory 55.4 0 1.4 118 100
10/14/2010 67 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/14/2010 38 Acceptable 70.3 0.1 8.9 4 84
08/23/2010 >2420 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/20/2010 12 Acceptable 81.2 0.2 12.3 3 136
07/19/2010 5 Acceptable 84.8 0.2 13.6 3 131
06/18/2010 23 Acceptable 71.4 0.2 11.3 3 97
05/24/2010 23 Acceptable 74.3 0.1 3 3 107
10/22/2009 5 Acceptable 52.7 0.1 3.7 45 103
09/17/2009 34 Acceptable 68.1 0.1 7.2 7 99
08/23/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory 72.2 0.1 3.3 55 104
07/31/2009 1986 Beach Advisory 69.3 0.1 3.9 39 106
06/11/2009 9 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/14/2009 11 Acceptable 61.6 0.1 9.9 5 103
10/22/2008 2 Acceptable 54.2 0.1 8.2 2 94
09/16/2008 3 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/10/2008 19 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/08/2008 5 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/16/2008 2 Acceptable 83.6 0.1 7 16 149
06/18/2008 26 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/21/2008 <1 Acceptable 58.4 0.1 6.4 2 107

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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