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

65 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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10/18/201736Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/2017102Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/2017727Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
07/12/2017161Beach Advisory0.00.30.00.00.3
06/14/201723Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/17/201746Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
04/06/2017387Beach Advisory0.70.01.20.02.0
10/17/201616Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/201633Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/201638Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
07/15/201654Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
06/17/201614Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/201532Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/2015118Beach Advisory1.21.70.20.53.6
08/14/201537Acceptable0.00.00.00.90.9
07/10/2015105Beach Advisory0.00.30.00.20.5
06/12/201586Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.30.3
05/13/201527Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/15/20148Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/09/201421Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/13/2014397Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/09/201424Acceptable0.00.10.20.00.3
06/14/2014154Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.10.2
05/14/201431Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/20/201395Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
09/21/201316Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/201350Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/20/20132Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
06/23/201331Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/02/2013>2420Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/201253Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/14/20121986Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/201255Acceptable0.00.00.30.10.4
07/20/20122420Beach Advisory0.40.00.20.00.6
06/15/201264Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.30.5
05/19/2012365Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/17/2011133Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
09/18/2011435Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.10.1
08/20/201135Acceptable0.01.00.10.01.1
07/16/201110Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/30/201186Beach Advisory0.00.50.00.00.5
05/19/20111733Beach Advisory0.00.90.80.11.8
10/15/201035Acceptable0.40.80.00.31.5
09/13/201049Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/2010>2420Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/20/201099Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201033Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/17/201043Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/24/201099Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/22/200912Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/20091203Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/23/20091986Beach Advisory0.00.30.30.00.6
07/30/2009>2420Beach Advisory0.00.30.00.20.5
06/11/20094Acceptable0.20.00.90.01.1
05/17/2009121Beach Advisory0.70.20.00.61.5
05/14/2009152Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.00.1
10/22/2008225Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/200817Acceptable0.00.20.10.40.7
08/10/200870Beach Advisory0.00.00.40.10.5
08/08/200834Acceptable0.00.10.20.00.3
08/07/200844Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/200840Acceptable0.00.00.60.00.6
06/18/200842Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/21/2008108Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.10.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

65 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

65 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
10/18/201736Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/13/2017102Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
08/16/2017727Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
07/12/2017161Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
06/14/201723Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/17/201746Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
04/06/2017387Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/17/201616Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/16/201633Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/17/201638Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/15/201654Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/17/201614Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/22/201610Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
10/14/201532Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/13/2015118Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
08/14/201537Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/10/2015105Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
06/12/201586Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
05/13/201527Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
10/15/20148Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/09/201421Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/13/2014397Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
07/09/201424Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/14/2014154Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
05/14/201431Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
10/20/201395Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
09/21/201316Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/18/201350Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/20/20132Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/23/201331Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/02/2013>2420Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/14/201253Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/14/20121986Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
08/17/201255Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/20/20122420Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
06/15/201264Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
05/19/2012365Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/17/2011133Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
09/18/2011435Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
08/20/201135Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/16/201110Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/30/201186Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
05/19/20111733Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/15/201035Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/13/201049Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/20/2010>2420Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
07/20/201099Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
06/18/201033Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/17/201043Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/24/201099Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/22/200912Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
09/16/20091203Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
08/23/20091986Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
07/30/2009>2420Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
06/11/20094Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/17/2009121Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
05/14/2009152Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/22/2008225Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
09/15/200817Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/10/200870Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
08/08/200834Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/07/200844Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/16/200840Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
06/18/200842Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/21/2008108Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/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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