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Kingston Sewage Treatment Plant Outfall

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

58 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 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2016 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2016 38 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
07/15/2016 54 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/17/2016 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2015 32 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2015 118 Beach Advisory 1.2 1.7 0.2 0.5 3.6
08/14/2015 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.9
07/10/2015 105 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5
06/12/2015 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
05/13/2015 27 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/15/2014 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/09/2014 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/13/2014 397 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/09/2014 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
06/14/2014 154 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
05/14/2014 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/20/2013 95 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/21/2013 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2013 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/20/2013 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/23/2013 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/02/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2012 53 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2012 1986 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2012 55 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/20/2012 2420 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.6
06/15/2012 64 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.5
05/19/2012 365 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2011 133 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/18/2011 435 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/20/2011 35 Acceptable 0.0 1.0 0.1 0.0 1.1
07/16/2011 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/30/2011 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
05/19/2011 1733 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 49 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2010 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/20/2010 99 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2010 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/17/2010 43 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/24/2010 99 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/22/2009 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2009 1203 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2009 1986 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
07/30/2009 >2420 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
05/17/2009 121 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.6 1.5
05/14/2009 152 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/22/2008 225 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2008 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.7
08/10/2008 70 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.5
08/08/2008 34 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
08/07/2008 44 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2008 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
06/18/2008 42 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/21/2008 108 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

58 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

58 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 16 Acceptable
09/16/2016 33 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/17/2016 38 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/15/2016 54 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/17/2016 14 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/22/2016 10 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/14/2015 32 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/13/2015 118 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/14/2015 37 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/10/2015 105 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/12/2015 86 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/13/2015 27 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/15/2014 8 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/09/2014 21 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/13/2014 397 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/09/2014 24 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/14/2014 154 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/14/2014 31 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/20/2013 95 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/21/2013 16 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/18/2013 50 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/20/2013 2 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/23/2013 31 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/02/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/14/2012 53 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/14/2012 1986 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/17/2012 55 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/20/2012 2420 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/15/2012 64 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/19/2012 365 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/17/2011 133 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/18/2011 435 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/20/2011 35 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/16/2011 10 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/30/2011 86 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/19/2011 1733 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/15/2010 35 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/13/2010 49 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/20/2010 >2420 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/20/2010 99 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/18/2010 33 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/17/2010 43 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/24/2010 99 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/22/2009 12 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/16/2009 1203 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/23/2009 1986 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/30/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/11/2009 4 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/17/2009 121 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/14/2009 152 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/22/2008 225 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/15/2008 17 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/10/2008 70 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/08/2008 34 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/07/2008 44 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/16/2008 40 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/18/2008 42 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/21/2008 108 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

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
The sewage treatment plant discharges into Rondout Creek at Kingston. Rondout Creek is heavily used for boating, tubing, team rowing, kayaking and fishing.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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