Kingston Point Beach

Kingston Point 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

85 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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10/18/20176Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/2017<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/20177Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
07/12/20179Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
06/14/20172Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/17/2017<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
10/17/20165Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/2016<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/201614Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
07/15/2016<1Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
06/17/20165Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/20162Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/31/2015195Beach Advisory0.00.00.31.21.5
10/14/20156Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/201514Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/2015185Beach Advisory1.21.70.20.53.6
08/29/20151Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/14/2015<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.90.9
07/25/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/10/20154Acceptable0.00.30.00.20.5
06/27/20152Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/12/2015<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
05/30/201513Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
05/13/20152Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
11/01/20146Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
10/15/20142Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/27/20141Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/09/20141Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/30/20143Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/13/201411Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/26/201442Acceptable0.00.00.10.91.0
07/09/20144Acceptable0.00.10.20.00.3
06/28/2014158Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.80.8
06/14/201456Acceptable0.00.10.00.10.2
05/31/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
05/14/20144Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/26/20136Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/19/20139Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/28/20134Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/20/20132Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/24/201310Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
08/18/20133Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/27/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/20/201320Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
06/29/201328Acceptable0.00.40.40.10.9
06/23/201323Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/08/2013107Beach Advisory0.31.40.10.01.8
06/02/201313Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/27/201231Acceptable0.00.00.10.10.2
10/14/20123Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/29/201218Acceptable0.00.70.00.10.8
09/14/20124Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/01/20122Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
08/17/20123Acceptable0.00.00.30.10.4
07/28/2012219Beach Advisory0.70.01.20.01.9
07/20/20127Acceptable0.40.00.20.00.6
06/30/20122Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/15/201220Acceptable0.00.00.20.30.5
05/26/20123Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/20124Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/17/2011219Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
09/18/201164Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.10.1
08/20/20114Acceptable0.01.00.10.01.1
07/16/20112Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/30/201170Beach Advisory0.00.50.00.00.5
05/19/2011166Beach Advisory0.00.90.80.11.8
10/15/201035Acceptable0.40.80.00.31.5
09/13/201023Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/201038Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/20/201015Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201011Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/24/20101Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/22/20098Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/20094Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/23/2009147Beach Advisory0.00.30.30.00.6
07/30/200964Beach Advisory0.00.30.00.20.5
06/11/20094Acceptable0.20.00.90.01.1
05/14/20098Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
10/22/2008<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/200813Acceptable0.00.20.10.40.7
08/10/20083Acceptable0.00.00.40.10.5
08/08/200821Acceptable0.00.10.20.00.3
07/16/20082Acceptable0.00.00.60.00.6
06/18/20081Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/21/20084Acceptable0.10.00.00.10.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

85 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

85 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
10/18/20176Acceptable65.20.12.910.992.2
09/13/2017<1Acceptable70.30.15.65.4102.6
08/16/20177Acceptable780.16.57.4115.4
07/12/20179Acceptable76.70.13.448.384.5
06/14/20172Acceptable68.10.1615.5102
05/17/2017<1Acceptable57.80.12.221.7102.8
10/17/20165Acceptable61.30.14.44097
09/16/2016<1Acceptable75.70.14.5n/a93
08/17/201614Acceptable81.60.13.43389
07/15/2016<1Acceptable79.10.15.5993
06/17/20165Acceptable73.60.1522108
05/22/20162Acceptable61.80.15.128116
10/31/2015195Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/14/20156Acceptable60.80.15.74889
09/26/201514Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/13/2015185Beach Advisory76.90.152191
08/29/20151Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/14/2015<1Acceptable77.80.16.31296
07/25/201510Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/10/20154Acceptable73.70.13.41897
06/27/20152Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/12/2015<1Acceptable730.1520101
05/30/201513Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/13/20152Acceptable65.60.1530113
11/01/20146Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
10/15/20142Acceptable63.90.13.11492
09/27/20141Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/09/20141Acceptable76.30.142295
08/30/20143Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/13/201411Acceptable77.60.12.33289
07/26/201442Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/09/20144Acceptable77.10.12.93098
06/28/2014158Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
06/14/201456Acceptable70.90.14.93898
05/31/201410Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/14/20144Acceptable60.70.1523106
10/26/20136Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
10/19/20139Acceptable63.20.13.14096
09/28/20134Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/20/20132Acceptable700.14.1n/a94
08/24/201310Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/18/20133Acceptable75.80.14.51891
07/27/201320Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/20/201320Acceptable830.12.73879
06/29/201328Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/23/201323Acceptable69.60.11.77298
06/08/2013107Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
06/02/201313Acceptable66.30.15.867100
10/27/201231Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
10/14/20123Acceptable60.50.13.21393
09/29/201218Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/14/20124Acceptable75.10.12.73493
09/01/20122Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/17/20123Acceptable80.20.21.91494
07/28/2012219Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
07/20/20127Acceptable80.60.22.41888
06/30/20122Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/15/201220Acceptable73.80.12.220102
05/26/20123Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/19/20124Acceptable63.80.12.23497
10/17/2011219Beach Advisory60.30.10.46895
09/18/201164Beach Advisory66.40.11.512990
08/20/20114Acceptable76.70.13.73893
07/16/20112Acceptable78.90.18.117n/a
06/30/201170Beach Advisory73.90.13.21891
05/19/2011166Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/15/201035Acceptable57.30.12.53089
09/13/201023Acceptable71.90.16.51187
08/20/201038Acceptable79.90.16.713110
07/20/201015Acceptable81.80.14.9980
06/18/201011Acceptable72.10.119.31794
05/24/20101Acceptable66.60.14.526104
10/22/20098Acceptable540.14.3157100
09/16/20094Acceptable69.90.15.61697
08/23/2009147Beach Advisory79.60.13.82090
07/30/200964Beach Advisory760.13.922105
06/11/20094Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/14/20098Acceptable61.90.111.113107
10/22/2008<1Acceptable56.50.18.69102
09/15/200813Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/10/20083Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/08/200821Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/16/20082Acceptable81.30.11.623120
06/18/20081Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/21/20084Acceptable58.40.14.11398

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:

Kingston, NY
This official beach has swimming, fishing from the shoreline, kayaking and recreational boating in the vicinity.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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