Malden Launch Ramp

Malden Launch Ramp

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

55 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
05/17/2017 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.7
10/17/2016 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2016 5 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 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2015 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2015 225 Beach Advisory 0.9 1.2 0.1 0.4 2.6
08/14/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.3
07/10/2015 4 Acceptable 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.5 1.7
06/13/2015 5 Acceptable 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
05/14/2015 42 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
10/15/2014 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2014 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2014 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/10/2014 34 Acceptable 0.0 1.7 0.4 0.3 2.4
06/15/2014 116 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.1 1.1
05/15/2014 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/20/2013 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/21/2013 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2013 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/21/2013 27 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/23/2013 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/03/2013 24 Acceptable 0.0 1.1 0.1 0.0 1.2
10/14/2012 30 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0
09/14/2012 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2012 37 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3
07/20/2012 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/15/2012 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.7
05/19/2012 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
10/17/2011 613 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.1 1.1 1.3
09/18/2011 35 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.4
08/20/2011 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/15/2011 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
07/01/2011 17 Acceptable 0.0 1.0 1.1 0.2 2.3
05/19/2011 249 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.6
10/15/2010 41 Acceptable 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
09/14/2010 32 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2010 46 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/19/2010 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.7
06/18/2010 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/24/2010 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/22/2009 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2009 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2009 517 Beach Advisory 0.3 1.0 1.5 0.0 2.8
07/31/2009 1986 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 1.0 0.0 1.3
06/11/2009 12 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.8
05/15/2009 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
10/23/2008 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3
09/16/2008 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
08/08/2008 9 Acceptable 0.0 1.3 0.2 0.0 1.5
07/17/2008 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/18/2008 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.8
05/22/2008 2 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

55 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

55 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
05/17/2017 1 Acceptable 60.0 0.1 1.6 12.5 103.5
10/17/2016 4 Acceptable
09/16/2016 20 Acceptable 75.4 0.1 3.1 n/a 99.3
08/17/2016 5 Acceptable 81.8 0.1 2.6 26.8 89.2
07/15/2016 5 Acceptable 81 0.1 3.3 9.5 95.5
06/17/2016 2 Acceptable 74.4 0.1 2.9 22.7 101.7
05/22/2016 22 Acceptable 63.1 0.1 5.7 27.8 126.9
10/14/2015 3 Acceptable 63.5 0.1 5.1 23 84
09/13/2015 225 Beach Advisory 77.3 0.1 2.3 11 82
08/14/2015 2 Acceptable 78.3 0.1 4.9 11 101
07/10/2015 4 Acceptable 73.4 0.1 5.7 17 102
06/13/2015 5 Acceptable 71 0.1 3.2 2 102
05/14/2015 42 Acceptable 65.7 0.1 6.7 22 n/a
10/15/2014 <1 Acceptable 63.9 0.1 1.4 15 95
09/10/2014 4 Acceptable 74.8 0.1 1.7 19 86
08/14/2014 9 Acceptable 75.5 0.1 1.2 17 84
07/10/2014 34 Acceptable 76.8 0.1 5.5 25 92
06/15/2014 116 Beach Advisory 69.9 0.1 4.7 32 89
05/15/2014 4 Acceptable 60.8 0.1 3.3 21 98
10/20/2013 2 Acceptable 62.4 0.2 4.5 21 106
09/21/2013 19 Acceptable 68.3 0.1 3.3 20 88
08/18/2013 21 Acceptable 75.5 0.1 4.9 94 95
07/21/2013 27 Acceptable 82.6 0.1 1.6 29 84
06/23/2013 13 Acceptable 71.4 0.1 1 43 100
06/03/2013 24 Acceptable 69.2 0.1 3 53 95
10/14/2012 30 Acceptable 58.5 0.1 3.3 62 98
09/14/2012 9 Acceptable 75.1 0.1 2.4 83 95
08/17/2012 37 Acceptable 79.7 0.2 1.5 10 88
07/20/2012 15 Acceptable 80.4 0.2 2.6 20 90
06/15/2012 3 Acceptable 73.2 0.1 2 24 102
05/19/2012 11 Acceptable 65.5 0.1 1.7 77 98
10/17/2011 613 Beach Advisory 60.7 0.1 0.8 68 94
09/18/2011 35 Acceptable 66.6 0.1 0.9 86 90
08/20/2011 1 Acceptable 78.8 0.1 2.4 29 96
07/15/2011 7 Acceptable 78.7 0.1 7.2 7 n/a
07/01/2011 17 Acceptable 73.6 0.1 2.1 10 n/a
05/19/2011 249 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/15/2010 41 Acceptable 56.9 0.1 2.2 21 91
09/14/2010 32 Acceptable 70.8 0.1 7.5 8 84
08/20/2010 46 Acceptable 78.3 0.1 4.9 6 84
07/19/2010 5 Acceptable 82.8 0.1 3 3 80
06/18/2010 10 Acceptable 72.6 0.1 7.5 14 99
05/24/2010 21 Acceptable 67.9 0.1 3.8 50 126
10/22/2009 6 Acceptable 53.5 0.1 4.3 24 102
09/17/2009 21 Acceptable 68.8 0.1 3.6 18 94
08/23/2009 517 Beach Advisory 79.4 0.1 3.3 14 94
07/31/2009 1986 Beach Advisory 73.2 0.1 5.9 184 90
06/11/2009 12 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/15/2009 9 Acceptable 61.4 0.1 6 10 103
10/23/2008 4 Acceptable 54.2 0.1 10.9 11 100
09/16/2008 2 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/08/2008 9 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/17/2008 12 Acceptable 79.5 0.1 1 21 90
06/18/2008 4 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/22/2008 2 Acceptable 58.3 0.1 6 20 99

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
There is a sewage treatment plant outfall near this public launch ramp, which has kayaking, fishing, and casual water contact from recreational boats and jet skiis.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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