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

64 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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10/18/201720Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/201727Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/2017816Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
07/12/201746Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
06/14/201782Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/17/201749Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
04/06/2017178Beach Advisory0.70.01.20.02.0
10/17/201624Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/201611Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/201642Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
07/15/201696Beach Advisory0.00.30.00.00.3
06/17/201622Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/201627Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/201516Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/2015727Beach Advisory1.21.70.20.53.6
08/14/201518Acceptable0.00.00.00.90.9
07/10/201552Acceptable0.00.30.00.20.5
06/12/201523Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
05/13/20154Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/15/201416Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/09/201418Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/13/201440Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/09/201493Beach Advisory0.00.10.20.00.3
06/14/20141046Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.10.2
05/14/201452Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/19/201313Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/20/201319Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/2013326Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/20/20136Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
06/23/201329Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/02/201384Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/201233Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/14/201216Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/201210Acceptable0.00.00.30.10.4
07/20/2012378Beach Advisory0.40.00.20.00.6
06/15/201215Acceptable0.00.00.20.30.5
05/19/201257Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/17/2011190Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
09/18/201125Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/20/2011117Beach Advisory0.01.00.10.01.1
07/16/20115Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/30/2011184Beach Advisory0.00.50.00.00.5
05/19/20112420Beach Advisory0.00.90.80.11.8
10/15/2010184Beach Advisory0.40.80.00.31.5
09/13/2010133Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/201050Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/20/2010288Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/17/201031Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/24/201020Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/22/200913Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/200917Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/23/2009>2420Beach Advisory0.00.30.30.00.6
07/30/2009>2420Beach Advisory0.00.30.00.20.5
06/11/2009272Beach Advisory0.20.00.90.01.1
05/17/2009222Beach Advisory0.70.20.00.61.5
05/14/200940Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
10/22/20087Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/200842Acceptable0.00.20.10.40.7
08/10/20081553Beach Advisory0.00.00.40.10.5
08/08/200888Beach Advisory0.00.10.20.00.3
08/07/2008435Beach Advisory0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/20086Acceptable0.00.00.60.00.6
06/18/200850Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/21/200811Acceptable0.10.00.00.10.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

64 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

64 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
10/18/201720Acceptable63.80.25.45.381.9
09/13/201727Acceptable69.20.211.44.9101.5
08/16/2017816Beach Advisory75.30.2148.495
07/12/201746Acceptable79.00.25.67.589.7
06/14/201782Beach Advisory72.40.18.57.8105.8
05/17/201749Acceptable59.20.14.215.6103.7
04/06/2017178Beach Advisory48.50.12.219.9101.5
10/17/201624Acceptable60.40.27.33691
09/16/201611Acceptable740.210.7n/a82
08/17/201642Acceptable81.40.26.62878
07/15/201696Beach Advisory77.60.111.6891
06/17/201622Acceptable73.80.126.618133
05/22/201627Acceptable62.70.17.721100
10/14/201516Acceptable59.10.26.5993
09/13/2015727Beach Advisory750.24.72479
08/14/201518Acceptable76.10.214.5793
07/10/201552Acceptable72.10.12.9794
06/12/201523Acceptable74.50.15.8n/a95
05/13/20154Acceptable69.60.210.5587
10/15/201416Acceptable64.60.25.81194
09/09/201418Acceptable76.60.219.18131
08/13/201440Acceptable77.60.16.11091
07/09/201493Beach Advisory77.40.14.9996
06/14/20141046Beach Advisory69.60.25.537101
05/14/201452Acceptable66.60.111.310113
10/19/201313Acceptable62.40.22.57692
09/20/201319Acceptable69.30.27.53107
08/18/2013326Beach Advisory73.50.15.51297
07/20/20136Acceptable83.60.15.11493
06/23/201329Acceptable75.60.148118
06/02/201384Beach Advisory71.90.16.734102
10/14/201233Acceptable56.80.13.7594
09/14/201216Acceptable740.26.69102
08/17/201210Acceptable800.23.6799
07/20/2012378Beach Advisory80.90.27.71173
06/15/201215Acceptable750.24.513119
05/19/201257Acceptable64.90.16.32698
10/17/2011190Beach Advisory58.80.10.64897
09/18/201125Acceptable65.40.13.122102
08/20/2011117Beach Advisory71.70.13.54095
07/16/20115Acceptable80.50.18.66n/a
06/30/2011184Beach Advisory74.10.14n/a99
05/19/20112420Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/15/2010184Beach Advisory57.70.14.1584
09/13/2010133Beach Advisory71.90.18.61185
08/20/201050Acceptable79.30.29.2792
07/20/2010288Beach Advisory82.10.223.8678
06/17/201031Acceptable72.30.221.97102
05/24/201020Acceptable68.60.217.56114
10/22/200913Acceptable54.20.22.95992
09/16/200917Acceptable68.60.237.114110
08/23/2009>2420Beach Advisory75.50.12.96299
07/30/2009>2420Beach Advisory72.30.14.478104
06/11/2009272Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
05/17/2009222Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
05/14/200940Acceptable61.60.17.1799
10/22/20087Acceptable55.10.24.8387
09/15/200842Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/10/20081553Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
08/08/200888Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
08/07/2008435Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
07/16/20086Acceptable84.10.27.832156
06/18/200850Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/21/200811Acceptable58.20.13.2798

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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