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

79 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 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2016 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2016 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
07/15/2016 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/17/2016 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2016 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 195 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.2 1.5
10/14/2015 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2015 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2015 185 Beach Advisory 1.2 1.7 0.2 0.5 3.6
08/29/2015 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2015 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.9
07/25/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/10/2015 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5
06/27/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/12/2015 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
05/30/2015 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
05/13/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
11/01/2014 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
10/15/2014 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/27/2014 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/09/2014 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/30/2014 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/13/2014 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 42 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.9 1.0
07/09/2014 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
06/28/2014 158 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
06/14/2014 56 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
05/31/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
05/14/2014 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/26/2013 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/19/2013 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/20/2013 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/18/2013 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/27/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/20/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/29/2013 28 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.9
06/23/2013 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/08/2013 107 Beach Advisory 0.3 1.4 0.1 0.0 1.8
06/02/2013 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/27/2012 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
10/14/2012 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2012 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.8
09/14/2012 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2012 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
08/17/2012 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/28/2012 219 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.9
07/20/2012 7 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.6
06/30/2012 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/15/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.5
05/26/2012 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2012 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2011 219 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/18/2011 64 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/20/2011 4 Acceptable 0.0 1.0 0.1 0.0 1.1
07/16/2011 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/30/2011 70 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
05/19/2011 166 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.9 0.8 0.1 1.8
10/15/2010 35 Acceptable 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.3 1.5
09/13/2010 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2010 38 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/20/2010 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2010 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/24/2010 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/22/2009 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2009 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2009 147 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
07/30/2009 64 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5
06/11/2009 4 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.9 0.0 1.1
05/14/2009 8 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/22/2008 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2008 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.7
08/10/2008 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.5
08/08/2008 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
07/16/2008 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
06/18/2008 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/21/2008 4 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

79 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

79 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 5 Acceptable
09/16/2016 <1 Acceptable 75.7 0.1 4.5 n/a 93.3
08/17/2016 14 Acceptable 81.6 0.1 3.4 32.7 89.3
07/15/2016 <1 Acceptable 79.1 0.1 5.5 8.8 92.6
06/17/2016 5 Acceptable 73.6 0.1 5 21.8 107.5
05/22/2016 2 Acceptable 61.8 0.1 5.1 27.7 115.8
10/31/2015 195 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/14/2015 6 Acceptable 60.8 0.1 5.7 48 89
09/26/2015 14 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/13/2015 185 Beach Advisory 76.9 0.1 5 21 91
08/29/2015 1 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/14/2015 <1 Acceptable 77.8 0.1 6.3 12 96
07/25/2015 10 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/10/2015 4 Acceptable 73.7 0.1 3.4 18 97
06/27/2015 2 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/12/2015 <1 Acceptable 73 0.1 5 20 101
05/30/2015 13 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/13/2015 2 Acceptable 65.6 0.1 5 30 113
11/01/2014 6 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/15/2014 2 Acceptable 63.9 0.1 3.1 14 92
09/27/2014 1 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/09/2014 1 Acceptable 76.3 0.1 4 22 95
08/30/2014 3 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/13/2014 11 Acceptable 77.6 0.1 2.3 32 89
07/26/2014 42 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/09/2014 4 Acceptable 77.1 0.1 2.9 30 98
06/28/2014 158 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/14/2014 56 Acceptable 70.9 0.1 4.9 38 98
05/31/2014 10 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/14/2014 4 Acceptable 60.7 0.1 5 23 106
10/26/2013 6 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/19/2013 9 Acceptable 63.2 0.1 3.1 40 96
09/28/2013 4 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/20/2013 2 Acceptable 70 0.1 4.1 n/a 94
08/24/2013 10 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/18/2013 3 Acceptable 75.8 0.1 4.5 18 91
07/27/2013 20 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/20/2013 20 Acceptable 83 0.1 2.7 38 79
06/29/2013 28 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/23/2013 23 Acceptable 69.6 0.1 1.7 72 98
06/08/2013 107 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/02/2013 13 Acceptable 66.3 0.1 5.8 67 100
10/27/2012 31 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/14/2012 3 Acceptable 60.5 0.1 3.2 13 93
09/29/2012 18 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/14/2012 4 Acceptable 75.1 0.1 2.7 34 93
09/01/2012 2 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/17/2012 3 Acceptable 80.2 0.2 1.9 14 94
07/28/2012 219 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/20/2012 7 Acceptable 80.6 0.2 2.4 18 88
06/30/2012 2 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/15/2012 20 Acceptable 73.8 0.1 2.2 20 102
05/26/2012 3 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/19/2012 4 Acceptable 63.8 0.1 2.2 34 97
10/17/2011 219 Beach Advisory 60.3 0.1 0.4 68 95
09/18/2011 64 Beach Advisory 66.4 0.1 1.5 129 90
08/20/2011 4 Acceptable 76.7 0.1 3.7 38 93
07/16/2011 2 Acceptable 78.9 0.1 8.1 17 n/a
06/30/2011 70 Beach Advisory 73.9 0.1 3.2 18 91
05/19/2011 166 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/15/2010 35 Acceptable 57.3 0.1 2.5 30 89
09/13/2010 23 Acceptable 71.9 0.1 6.5 11 87
08/20/2010 38 Acceptable 79.9 0.1 6.7 13 110
07/20/2010 15 Acceptable 81.8 0.1 4.9 9 80
06/18/2010 11 Acceptable 72.1 0.1 19.3 17 94
05/24/2010 1 Acceptable 66.6 0.1 4.5 26 104
10/22/2009 8 Acceptable 54 0.1 4.3 157 100
09/16/2009 4 Acceptable 69.9 0.1 5.6 16 97
08/23/2009 147 Beach Advisory 79.6 0.1 3.8 20 90
07/30/2009 64 Beach Advisory 76 0.1 3.9 22 105
06/11/2009 4 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/14/2009 8 Acceptable 61.9 0.1 11.1 13 107
10/22/2008 <1 Acceptable 56.5 0.1 8.6 9 102
09/15/2008 13 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/10/2008 3 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/08/2008 21 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/16/2008 2 Acceptable 81.3 0.1 1.6 23 120
06/18/2008 1 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/21/2008 4 Acceptable 58.4 0.1 4.1 13 98

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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