Poughkeepsie Drinking Water Intake

Poughkeepsie Intake

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

63 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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10/17/2017<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.1
09/12/20173Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/15/20177Acceptable0.10.00.00.70.7
07/11/20172Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/13/20173Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.5
05/16/20173Acceptable0.00.00.11.31.4
04/06/201739Acceptable0.50.00.70.01.2
10/16/20162Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/20164Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/20161Acceptable0.00.00.10.10.2
07/14/20162Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/16/20161Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/21/20167Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/20153Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/12/20152Acceptable0.60.10.90.01.6
08/13/20153Acceptable0.00.00.90.00.9
07/09/20153Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
06/12/2015<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
05/13/20151Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/20145Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
09/09/20142Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/13/20142Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/09/20146Acceptable0.00.10.20.00.3
06/14/201420Acceptable0.00.10.00.10.2
05/14/20147Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/19/20136Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/20/2013<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/20138Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/19/20133Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/22/201311Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/02/20136Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/20123Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/20123Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/20125Acceptable0.00.30.10.00.4
07/19/20124Acceptable0.00.20.00.00.2
06/14/201213Acceptable0.00.20.30.00.5
05/18/20121Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
10/18/201176Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.1
09/17/201124Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
08/19/201111Acceptable0.00.10.00.10.2
07/16/20111Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/30/201112Acceptable0.00.50.00.00.5
05/18/201121Acceptable0.90.80.10.32.1
10/15/20107Acceptable0.40.80.00.31.5
09/13/20103Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/20105Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/20/2010<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/17/20105Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/24/2010<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/22/20092Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/20096Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/23/200916Acceptable0.30.30.00.00.6
08/03/200923Acceptable0.00.60.01.11.7
07/30/200916Acceptable0.00.30.00.20.5
06/10/2009<1Acceptable0.00.90.00.00.9
05/17/20094Acceptable0.70.20.00.61.5
05/14/20094Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
10/22/20083Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/20/2008<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/06/20082Acceptable0.30.00.00.00.3
07/16/20081Acceptable0.00.00.60.00.6
06/17/20086Acceptable0.00.20.00.10.3
05/21/20081Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

63 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

63 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
10/17/2017<1Acceptable67.70.12.411.685.7
09/12/20173Acceptable72.40.1411.186.9
08/15/20177Acceptable77.30.15.317.293
07/11/20172Acceptable77.90.13.38.692.6
06/13/20173Acceptable67.30.14.819.6107.2
05/16/20173Acceptable56.80.12.723.0100.8
04/06/201739Acceptable42.00.11.761.4103.1
10/16/20162Acceptable64.60.53.14786
09/15/20164Acceptable76.90.13.1n/a85
08/16/20161Acceptable81.90.13.73488
07/14/20162Acceptable78.60.15.1991
06/16/20161Acceptable72.80.14.22095
05/21/20167Acceptable60.60.11.825103
10/13/20153Acceptable63.80.14.81586
09/12/20152Acceptable78.90.142083
08/13/20153Acceptable79.30.14.6794
07/09/20153Acceptable73.70.11.92279
06/12/2015<1Acceptable72.80.13.1194
05/13/20151Acceptable61.10.14.123102
10/14/20145Acceptable66.30.10.72787
09/09/20142Acceptable76.20.12.43384
08/13/20142Acceptable780.13.15085
07/09/20146Acceptable77.70.12.22584
06/14/201420Acceptable70.70.13.92393
05/14/20147Acceptable58.90.13.420104
10/19/20136Acceptable65.10.12.82391
09/20/2013<1Acceptable73.50.13.2n/a89
08/17/20138Acceptable76.20.1225980
07/19/20133Acceptable81.40.12.83773
06/22/201311Acceptable67.10.12.78795
06/02/20136Acceptable65.70.165197
10/14/20123Acceptable62.50.12.42185
09/13/20123Acceptable77.60.13.91392
08/16/20125Acceptable820.21.5891
07/19/20124Acceptable81.10.121881
06/14/201213Acceptable72.80.21.92387
05/18/20121Acceptable65.30.12.94098
10/18/201176Beach Advisory60.40.10.516691
09/17/201124Acceptable68.10.11.317887
08/19/201111Acceptable78.10.142695
07/16/20111Acceptable79.60.13.211n/a
06/30/201112Acceptable74.40.12.51090
05/18/201121Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
10/15/20107Acceptable58.70.12.82383
09/13/20103Acceptable74.80.14.61182
08/20/20105Acceptable79.40.14.9882
07/20/2010<1Acceptable81.40.13.2678
06/17/20105Acceptable72.60.13.41775
05/24/2010<1Acceptable63.10.13.92190
10/22/20092Acceptable56.10.11.32791
09/16/20096Acceptable720.13.71388
08/23/200916Acceptable79.10.13.72291
08/03/200923Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/30/200916Acceptable78.30.12.516102
06/10/2009<1Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/17/20094Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/14/20094Acceptable61.50.17.519107
10/22/20083Acceptable59.90.17.21395
09/20/2008<1Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/06/20082Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/16/20081Acceptable800.11.81994
06/17/20086Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/21/20081Acceptable58.60.12.21897

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:

Poughkeepsie, NY
This area has boating, kayaking, team rowing, and fishing.

Agencies Responsible:

Dutchess County Dept. of Health: 845-486-3400 and NYSDEC Region 3: 845-256-3000

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