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

60 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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10/18/20174Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
09/13/20172Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/20179Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/12/201725Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/14/20177Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/17/20171Acceptable0.00.00.30.40.7
10/17/20164Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/201620Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/20165Acceptable0.00.20.00.00.2
07/15/20165Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/17/20162Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/201622Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/20153Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/2015225Beach Advisory0.91.20.10.42.6
08/14/20152Acceptable0.00.00.01.31.3
07/10/20154Acceptable0.01.20.00.51.7
06/13/20155Acceptable0.01.30.00.01.3
05/14/201542Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
10/15/2014<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/20144Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/14/20149Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
07/10/201434Acceptable0.01.70.40.32.4
06/15/2014116Beach Advisory0.00.50.50.11.1
05/15/20144Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
10/20/20132Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
09/21/201319Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/201321Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/21/201327Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/23/201313Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/03/201324Acceptable0.01.10.10.01.2
10/14/201230Acceptable0.50.00.50.01.0
09/14/20129Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/201237Acceptable0.10.00.20.00.3
07/20/201215Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/15/20123Acceptable0.00.00.20.50.7
05/19/201211Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
10/17/2011613Beach Advisory0.00.10.11.11.3
09/18/201135Acceptable0.00.00.10.30.4
08/20/20111Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/15/20117Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
07/01/201117Acceptable0.01.01.10.22.3
05/19/2011249Beach Advisory0.80.20.10.51.6
10/15/201041Acceptable1.00.30.00.01.3
09/14/201032Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/201046Acceptable0.10.10.00.00.2
07/19/20105Acceptable0.00.20.50.00.7
06/18/201010Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/24/201021Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/22/20096Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/200921Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/23/2009517Beach Advisory0.31.01.50.02.8
07/31/20091986Beach Advisory0.00.31.00.01.3
06/11/200912Acceptable0.30.00.50.00.8
05/15/20099Acceptable0.00.50.00.00.5
10/23/20084Acceptable0.00.20.10.00.3
09/16/20082Acceptable0.00.00.30.10.4
08/08/20089Acceptable0.01.30.20.01.5
07/17/200812Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/18/20084Acceptable0.00.00.80.00.8
05/22/20082Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

60 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

60 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%).

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10/18/20174Acceptable64.70.12.58.994.3
09/13/20172Acceptable70.80.136.989.9
08/16/20179Acceptable780.16.910.9121.8
07/12/201725Acceptable76.20.11.929.983.0
06/14/20177Acceptable70.50.1313.698.3
05/17/20171Acceptable60.00.11.612.5103.5
10/17/20164Acceptable61.20.13.337897
09/16/201620Acceptable75.40.13.1n/a99
08/17/20165Acceptable81.80.12.62789
07/15/20165Acceptable810.13.31096
06/17/20162Acceptable74.40.12.923102
05/22/201622Acceptable63.10.15.728127
10/14/20153Acceptable63.50.15.12384
09/13/2015225Beach Advisory77.30.12.31182
08/14/20152Acceptable78.30.14.911101
07/10/20154Acceptable73.40.15.717102
06/13/20155Acceptable710.13.22102
05/14/201542Acceptable65.70.16.722n/a
10/15/2014<1Acceptable63.90.11.41595
09/10/20144Acceptable74.80.11.71986
08/14/20149Acceptable75.50.11.21784
07/10/201434Acceptable76.80.15.52592
06/15/2014116Beach Advisory69.90.14.73289
05/15/20144Acceptable60.80.13.32198
10/20/20132Acceptable62.40.24.521106
09/21/201319Acceptable68.30.13.32088
08/18/201321Acceptable75.50.14.99495
07/21/201327Acceptable82.60.11.62984
06/23/201313Acceptable71.40.1143100
06/03/201324Acceptable69.20.135395
10/14/201230Acceptable58.50.13.36298
09/14/20129Acceptable75.10.12.48395
08/17/201237Acceptable79.70.21.51088
07/20/201215Acceptable80.40.22.62090
06/15/20123Acceptable73.20.1224102
05/19/201211Acceptable65.50.11.77798
10/17/2011613Beach Advisory60.70.10.86894
09/18/201135Acceptable66.60.10.98690
08/20/20111Acceptable78.80.12.42996
07/15/20117Acceptable78.70.17.27n/a
07/01/201117Acceptable73.60.12.110n/a
05/19/2011249Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/15/201041Acceptable56.90.12.22191
09/14/201032Acceptable70.80.17.5884
08/20/201046Acceptable78.30.14.9684
07/19/20105Acceptable82.80.13380
06/18/201010Acceptable72.60.17.51499
05/24/201021Acceptable67.90.13.850126
10/22/20096Acceptable53.50.14.324102
09/17/200921Acceptable68.80.13.61894
08/23/2009517Beach Advisory79.40.13.31494
07/31/20091986Beach Advisory73.20.15.918490
06/11/200912Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/15/20099Acceptable61.40.1610103
10/23/20084Acceptable54.20.110.911100
09/16/20082Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/08/20089Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/17/200812Acceptable79.50.112190
06/18/20084Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/22/20082Acceptable58.30.162099

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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