Rondout Creek- Kingston Public Dock

Kingston Public Dock

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

59 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 49 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
04/06/2017 178 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.0
10/17/2016 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2016 11 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2016 42 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
07/15/2016 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/17/2016 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2016 27 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2015 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2015 727 Beach Advisory 1.2 1.7 0.2 0.5 3.6
08/14/2015 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.9
07/10/2015 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5
06/12/2015 23 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
05/13/2015 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/15/2014 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/09/2014 18 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/13/2014 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/09/2014 93 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
06/14/2014 1046 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
05/14/2014 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/19/2013 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/20/2013 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2013 326 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/20/2013 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/23/2013 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/02/2013 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2012 33 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2012 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/20/2012 378 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.6
06/15/2012 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.5
05/19/2012 57 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/17/2011 190 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/18/2011 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/20/2011 117 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.0 0.1 0.0 1.1
07/16/2011 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/30/2011 184 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 184 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.3 1.5
09/13/2010 133 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2010 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/20/2010 288 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/17/2010 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/24/2010 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/22/2009 13 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2009 17 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 272 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.9 0.0 1.1
05/17/2009 222 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.6 1.5
05/14/2009 40 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/22/2008 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2008 42 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.7
08/10/2008 1553 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.5
08/08/2008 88 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
08/07/2008 435 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2008 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
06/18/2008 50 Acceptable 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

59 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

59 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 49 Acceptable 59.2 0.1 4.2 15.6 103.7
04/06/2017 178 Beach Advisory 48.5 0.1 2.2 19.9 101.5
10/17/2016 24 Acceptable
09/16/2016 11 Acceptable 74.0 0.2 10.7 n/a 82.0
08/17/2016 42 Acceptable 81.4 0.2 6.6 28 77.9
07/15/2016 96 Beach Advisory 77.6 0.1 11.6 8.4 90.6
06/17/2016 22 Acceptable 73.8 0.1 26.6 18.3 133.4
05/22/2016 27 Acceptable 62.7 0.1 7.7 20.6 99.6
10/14/2015 16 Acceptable 59.1 0.2 6.5 9 93
09/13/2015 727 Beach Advisory 75 0.2 4.7 24 79
08/14/2015 18 Acceptable 76.1 0.2 14.5 7 93
07/10/2015 52 Acceptable 72.1 0.1 2.9 7 94
06/12/2015 23 Acceptable 74.5 0.1 5.8 n/a 95
05/13/2015 4 Acceptable 69.6 0.2 10.5 5 87
10/15/2014 16 Acceptable 64.6 0.2 5.8 11 94
09/09/2014 18 Acceptable 76.6 0.2 19.1 8 131
08/13/2014 40 Acceptable 77.6 0.1 6.1 10 91
07/09/2014 93 Beach Advisory 77.4 0.1 4.9 9 96
06/14/2014 1046 Beach Advisory 69.6 0.2 5.5 37 101
05/14/2014 52 Acceptable 66.6 0.1 11.3 10 113
10/19/2013 13 Acceptable 62.4 0.2 2.5 76 92
09/20/2013 19 Acceptable 69.3 0.2 7.5 3 107
08/18/2013 326 Beach Advisory 73.5 0.1 5.5 12 97
07/20/2013 6 Acceptable 83.6 0.1 5.1 14 93
06/23/2013 29 Acceptable 75.6 0.1 4 8 118
06/02/2013 84 Beach Advisory 71.9 0.1 6.7 34 102
10/14/2012 33 Acceptable 56.8 0.1 3.7 5 94
09/14/2012 16 Acceptable 74 0.2 6.6 9 102
08/17/2012 10 Acceptable 80 0.2 3.6 7 99
07/20/2012 378 Beach Advisory 80.9 0.2 7.7 11 73
06/15/2012 15 Acceptable 75 0.2 4.5 13 119
05/19/2012 57 Acceptable 64.9 0.1 6.3 26 98
10/17/2011 190 Beach Advisory 58.8 0.1 0.6 48 97
09/18/2011 25 Acceptable 65.4 0.1 3.1 22 102
08/20/2011 117 Beach Advisory 71.7 0.1 3.5 40 95
07/16/2011 5 Acceptable 80.5 0.1 8.6 6 n/a
06/30/2011 184 Beach Advisory 74.1 0.1 4 n/a 99
05/19/2011 2420 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/15/2010 184 Beach Advisory 57.7 0.1 4.1 5 84
09/13/2010 133 Beach Advisory 71.9 0.1 8.6 11 85
08/20/2010 50 Acceptable 79.3 0.2 9.2 7 92
07/20/2010 288 Beach Advisory 82.1 0.2 23.8 6 78
06/17/2010 31 Acceptable 72.3 0.2 21.9 7 102
05/24/2010 20 Acceptable 68.6 0.2 17.5 6 114
10/22/2009 13 Acceptable 54.2 0.2 2.9 59 92
09/16/2009 17 Acceptable 68.6 0.2 37.1 14 110
08/23/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory 75.5 0.1 2.9 62 99
07/30/2009 >2420 Beach Advisory 72.3 0.1 4.4 78 104
06/11/2009 272 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/17/2009 222 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/14/2009 40 Acceptable 61.6 0.1 7.1 7 99
10/22/2008 7 Acceptable 55.1 0.2 4.8 3 87
09/15/2008 42 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/10/2008 1553 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/08/2008 88 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/07/2008 435 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/16/2008 6 Acceptable 84.1 0.2 7.8 32 156
06/18/2008 50 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/21/2008 11 Acceptable 58.2 0.1 3.2 7 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:

Kingston, NY
The town docks of Kingston and West Strand Park host a marina, recreational boating, fishing and kayaking on Rondout Creek. There is a combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharge pipe at the site.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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