Rondout Creek- Eddyville Anchorage

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

82 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
04/06/2017 122 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.0
10/17/2016 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2016 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
07/15/2016 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/17/2016 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2016 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/31/2015 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.2 1.5
10/14/2015 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2015 82 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2015 >2420 Beach Advisory 1.2 1.7 0.2 0.5 3.6
08/29/2015 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2015 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.9
07/25/2015 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/10/2015 27 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5
06/27/2015 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/12/2015 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
05/30/2015 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
05/13/2015 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
11/01/2014 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
10/15/2014 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/27/2014 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/09/2014 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/30/2014 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/13/2014 39 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2014 49 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.9 1.0
07/09/2014 62 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
06/28/2014 68 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
06/14/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
05/31/2014 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
05/14/2014 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/26/2013 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/19/2013 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/28/2013 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/20/2013 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2013 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/18/2013 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/27/2013 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/20/2013 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/29/2013 1203 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.9
06/23/2013 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/08/2013 2420 Beach Advisory 0.3 1.4 0.1 0.0 1.8
06/02/2013 39 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/27/2012 76 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
10/14/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2012 359 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.8
09/14/2012 32 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2012 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
08/17/2012 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/28/2012 579 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.9
07/20/2012 32 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.6
06/30/2012 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/15/2012 56 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.5
05/26/2012 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2012 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2011 58 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/18/2011 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/20/2011 82 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.0 0.1 0.0 1.1
07/16/2011 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/30/2011 345 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
05/19/2011 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.9 0.8 0.1 1.8
10/15/2010 119 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.3 1.5
09/13/2010 59 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2010 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/20/2010 43 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/17/2010 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/24/2010 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/22/2009 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2009 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2009 >2420 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 285 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.9 0.0 1.1
05/17/2009 1986 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.6 1.5
05/14/2009 31 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/22/2008 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2008 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.7
08/10/2008 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.5
08/08/2008 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
08/07/2008 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2008 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
06/18/2008 70 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/21/2008 11 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

82 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

82 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
04/06/2017 122 Beach Advisory 48.9 0.1 2.6 18.1 103.0
10/17/2016 4 Acceptable
09/16/2016 6 Acceptable 73.6 0.1 5.6 n/a 73.8
08/17/2016 20 Acceptable 80.8 0.1 3.7 27.4 94.7
07/15/2016 4 Acceptable 77.8 0.1 12.1 8.7 96.9
06/17/2016 16 Acceptable 74.4 0.2 7.5 17.1 105.5
05/22/2016 1 Acceptable 62.9 0.1 13.3 21.5 103.2
10/31/2015 >2420 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/14/2015 18 Acceptable 59.4 0.2 6 9 91
09/26/2015 82 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/13/2015 >2420 Beach Advisory 69.5 0.1 9.1 254 101
08/29/2015 11 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/14/2015 8 Acceptable 76.1 0.2 5.5 4 87
07/25/2015 4 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/10/2015 27 Acceptable 72.5 0.1 2.9 7 99
06/27/2015 15 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/12/2015 21 Acceptable 73.1 0.1 4.9 n/a 97
05/30/2015 26 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/13/2015 4 Acceptable 70.1 0.2 7.7 7 97
11/01/2014 9 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/15/2014 4 Acceptable 62.4 0.2 8.2 5 92
09/27/2014 17 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/09/2014 4 Acceptable 76.4 0.1 19.2 4 139
08/30/2014 30 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/13/2014 39 Acceptable 77 0.2 4 9 82
07/26/2014 49 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/09/2014 62 Beach Advisory 76.9 0.1 3.8 8 96
06/28/2014 68 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/14/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 68.6 0.2 6.3 29 104
05/31/2014 21 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/14/2014 8 Acceptable 65.7 0.1 6.4 10 105
10/26/2013 13 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/19/2013 11 Acceptable 62.2 0.2 1.9 78 100
09/28/2013 5 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/20/2013 5 Acceptable 68.6 0.2 3.8 2 100
08/24/2013 6 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/18/2013 31 Acceptable 72.9 0.1 4 10 102
07/27/2013 11 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/20/2013 5 Acceptable 84.9 0.1 3.1 9 95
06/29/2013 1203 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/23/2013 41 Acceptable 73 0.1 2.5 8 107
06/08/2013 2420 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/02/2013 39 Acceptable 71.4 0.1 5.6 29 99
10/27/2012 76 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/14/2012 20 Acceptable 56.4 0.1 3.5 2 97
09/29/2012 359 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
09/14/2012 32 Acceptable 72.8 0.2 3.7 3 89
09/01/2012 1 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/17/2012 12 Acceptable 79.5 0.2 2.3 2 98
07/28/2012 579 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/20/2012 32 Acceptable 80.5 0.2 7.8 5 72
06/30/2012 4 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
06/15/2012 56 Acceptable 71.3 0.2 3.8 17 101
05/26/2012 52 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/19/2012 22 Acceptable 64 0.1 3.7 32 101
10/17/2011 58 Acceptable 58.8 0.1 0.6 48 99
09/18/2011 19 Acceptable 64.1 0.1 3.1 12 101
08/20/2011 82 Beach Advisory 71.4 0.1 3.3 64 99
07/16/2011 3 Acceptable 79.7 0.1 4.8 6 n/a
06/30/2011 345 Beach Advisory 72.9 0.1 3.1 n/a 96
05/19/2011 >2420 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/15/2010 119 Beach Advisory 57.8 0.2 4.7 8 92
09/13/2010 59 Acceptable 70.6 0.2 8.9 17 125
08/20/2010 20 Acceptable 79.1 0.2 13.2 5 115
07/20/2010 43 Acceptable 81.2 0.2 26.1 5 73
06/17/2010 24 Acceptable 72.2 0.2 15.4 7 95
05/24/2010 1 Acceptable 68.4 0.2 7.2 7 101
10/22/2009 10 Acceptable 52.8 0.2 1.9 21 97
09/16/2009 21 Acceptable 68.9 0.2 35.9 14 104
08/23/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory 74.3 0.1 4.3 97 101
07/30/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory 72.2 0.1 4.1 115 105
06/11/2009 285 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/17/2009 1986 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/14/2009 31 Acceptable 61.1 0.1 7.4 9 100
10/22/2008 9 Acceptable 53.8 0.2 2.4 4 93
09/15/2008 19 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/10/2008 19 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/08/2008 5 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/07/2008 50 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/16/2008 8 Acceptable 82 0.1 3.9 44 110
06/18/2008 70 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/21/2008 11 Acceptable 57.1 0.1 3.1 11 98

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:

Ulster, NY
This site in Rondout Creek is heavily used for boating, kayaking, rafting, swimming and fishing.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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