Ulster Landing Beach

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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

54 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
10/17/2016 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2016 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2016 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/15/2016 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/17/2016 1 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
10/14/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2015 39 Acceptable 0.9 1.2 0.1 0.4 2.6
08/14/2015 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.3
07/10/2015 16 Acceptable 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.5 1.7
06/13/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
05/14/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
10/15/2014 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2014 46 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2014 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/10/2014 27 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3
06/15/2014 57 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
05/15/2014 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/20/2013 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/21/2013 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2013 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/21/2013 26 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/23/2013 42 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/03/2013 74 Beach Advisory 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
10/14/2012 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2012 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2012 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/20/2012 13 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.6
06/15/2012 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.5
05/19/2012 5 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 27 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/20/2011 4 Acceptable 0.0 1.0 0.1 0.0 1.1
07/15/2011 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/01/2011 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
05/19/2011 326 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.9 0.8 0.1 1.8
10/15/2010 84 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.3 1.5
09/14/2010 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2010 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/19/2010 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2010 29 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
09/17/2009 14 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2009 28 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
07/31/2009 2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
06/11/2009 3 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.9 0.0 1.1
05/14/2009 1 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/22/2008 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/16/2008 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3
08/08/2008 6 Acceptable 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.8
07/16/2008 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
06/18/2008 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/21/2008 1 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

54 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

54 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
10/17/2016 2 Acceptable
09/16/2016 <1 Acceptable 75.5 0.1 3.5 n/a 96.1
08/17/2016 2 Acceptable 82 0.1 2.3 27.8 88.1
07/15/2016 <1 Acceptable 80.1 0.1 3.1 9.3 96.3
06/17/2016 1 Acceptable 73.3 0.1 3.8 19.9 102.4
05/22/2016 1 Acceptable 61.8 0.1 5.7 23.5 121.2
10/14/2015 2 Acceptable 61.2 0.1 5.8 63 92
09/13/2015 39 Acceptable 76.9 0.1 3.8 17 87
08/14/2015 <1 Acceptable 77.8 0.1 5.2 6 95
07/10/2015 16 Acceptable 73.4 0.1 3.1 12 101
06/13/2015 2 Acceptable 71.4 0.1 2.9 1 97
05/14/2015 2 Acceptable 65.1 0.1 9.2 18 n/a
10/15/2014 4 Acceptable 63.9 0.1 2.5 61 93
09/10/2014 46 Acceptable 74.4 0.1 2.8 31 88
08/14/2014 9 Acceptable 76.1 0.1 2.2 19 86
07/10/2014 27 Acceptable 76 0.1 5.7 35 96
06/15/2014 57 Acceptable 69.5 0.1 5.6 45 91
05/15/2014 6 Acceptable 60 0.1 5.9 33 101
10/20/2013 1 Acceptable 62.3 0.2 3.8 14 99
09/21/2013 22 Acceptable 68.3 0.1 4.6 31 89
08/18/2013 <1 Acceptable 75.9 0.1 5.6 19 97
07/21/2013 26 Acceptable 82.3 0.1 2.2 n/a 81
06/23/2013 42 Acceptable 70.1 0.1 1.4 51 98
06/03/2013 74 Beach Advisory 67.8 0.1 6 49 95
10/14/2012 14 Acceptable 59.6 0.1 3.5 19 95
09/14/2012 <1 Acceptable 74.8 0.1 3 65 95
08/17/2012 9 Acceptable 79.8 0.2 1.4 11 93
07/20/2012 13 Acceptable 80.5 0.2 2.7 21 91
06/15/2012 2 Acceptable 72.6 0.1 2.1 24 101
05/19/2012 5 Acceptable 64.9 0.1 2.1 31 97
10/17/2011 190 Beach Advisory 60.6 0.1 0.5 57 95
09/18/2011 27 Acceptable 66.7 0.1 0.9 157 90
08/20/2011 4 Acceptable 77.4 0.1 1.7 36 87
07/15/2011 <1 Acceptable 79 0.1 5.9 11 n/a
07/01/2011 8 Acceptable 72.9 0.1 2.7 11 n/a
05/19/2011 326 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/15/2010 84 Beach Advisory 57 0.1 2.7 47 90
09/14/2010 22 Acceptable 70.8 0.1 6.7 13 84
08/20/2010 12 Acceptable 79.2 0.1 5.5 31 103
07/19/2010 3 Acceptable 82.1 0.1 6.4 15 85
06/18/2010 29 Acceptable 72 0.1 11 13 96
05/24/2010 <1 Acceptable 67 0.1 3.2 38 111
10/22/2009 10 Acceptable 53.2 0.1 4.1 11 100
09/17/2009 14 Acceptable 68.7 0.1 3.6 26 91
08/23/2009 28 Acceptable 80 0.1 3.2 13 90
07/31/2009 2420 Beach Advisory 74.5 0.1 5.3 36 103
06/11/2009 3 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/14/2009 1 Acceptable 61.4 0.1 7.9 17 107
10/22/2008 3 Acceptable 55.8 0.1 9.6 9 103
09/16/2008 3 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/08/2008 6 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/16/2008 <1 Acceptable 82 0.1 1.4 18 117
06/18/2008 2 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/21/2008 1 Acceptable 58.7 0.1 4.2 7 101

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 Landing Beach
This official beach has water contact from swimming and kayaking, as well as some fishing in the vicinity.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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