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

61 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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10/18/20172Acceptable0.00.00.00.30.3
09/13/20173Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/2017<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/12/201721Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/14/201711Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/17/20173Acceptable0.00.00.30.40.7
04/07/2017162Beach Advisory0.00.50.00.91.4
10/17/20162Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/2016<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/20162Acceptable0.00.20.00.00.2
07/15/2016<1Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/17/20161Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/20161Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/20152Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/13/201539Acceptable0.91.20.10.42.6
08/14/2015<1Acceptable0.00.00.01.31.3
07/10/201516Acceptable0.01.20.00.51.7
06/13/20152Acceptable0.01.30.00.01.3
05/14/20152Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
10/15/20144Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/201446Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/14/20149Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/10/201427Acceptable0.00.00.10.20.3
06/15/201457Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
05/15/20146Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/20/20131Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/21/201322Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/2013<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/21/201326Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/23/201342Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/03/201374Beach Advisory1.30.00.00.01.3
10/14/201214Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/14/2012<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/20129Acceptable0.00.00.30.10.4
07/20/201213Acceptable0.40.00.20.00.6
06/15/20122Acceptable0.00.00.20.30.5
05/19/20125Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/17/2011190Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
09/18/201127Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/20/20114Acceptable0.01.00.10.01.1
07/15/2011<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/01/20118Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
05/19/2011326Beach Advisory0.00.90.80.11.8
10/15/201084Beach Advisory0.40.80.00.31.5
09/14/201022Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/201012Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/19/20103Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201029Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/24/2010<1Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/22/200910Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/200914Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/23/200928Acceptable0.00.30.30.00.6
07/31/20092420Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.00.3
06/11/20093Acceptable0.20.00.90.01.1
05/14/20091Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
10/22/20083Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/16/20083Acceptable0.00.00.20.10.3
08/08/20086Acceptable0.40.10.30.00.8
07/16/2008<1Acceptable0.00.00.60.00.6
06/18/20082Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/21/20081Acceptable0.10.00.00.10.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

61 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

61 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
10/18/20172Acceptable64.70.12.614.292.4
09/13/20173Acceptable70.50.13.97.892.6
08/16/2017<1Acceptable77.30.16.112.1116
07/12/201721Acceptable76.00.12.278.381.7
06/14/201711Acceptable68.90.13.823.599.5
05/17/20173Acceptable58.50.12.016.0102.2
04/07/2017162Beach Advisory42.60.11.5137.9102.0
10/17/20162Acceptable61.60.12.93697
09/16/2016<1Acceptable75.50.13.5n/a96
08/17/20162Acceptable820.12.32888
07/15/2016<1Acceptable80.10.13.1996
06/17/20161Acceptable73.30.13.820102
05/22/20161Acceptable61.80.15.724121
10/14/20152Acceptable61.20.15.86392
09/13/201539Acceptable76.90.13.81787
08/14/2015<1Acceptable77.80.15.2695
07/10/201516Acceptable73.40.13.112101
06/13/20152Acceptable71.40.12.9197
05/14/20152Acceptable65.10.19.218n/a
10/15/20144Acceptable63.90.12.56193
09/10/201446Acceptable74.40.12.83188
08/14/20149Acceptable76.10.12.21986
07/10/201427Acceptable760.15.73596
06/15/201457Acceptable69.50.15.64591
05/15/20146Acceptable600.15.933101
10/20/20131Acceptable62.30.23.81499
09/21/201322Acceptable68.30.14.63189
08/18/2013<1Acceptable75.90.15.61997
07/21/201326Acceptable82.30.12.2n/a81
06/23/201342Acceptable70.10.11.45198
06/03/201374Beach Advisory67.80.164995
10/14/201214Acceptable59.60.13.51995
09/14/2012<1Acceptable74.80.136595
08/17/20129Acceptable79.80.21.41193
07/20/201213Acceptable80.50.22.72191
06/15/20122Acceptable72.60.12.124101
05/19/20125Acceptable64.90.12.13197
10/17/2011190Beach Advisory60.60.10.55795
09/18/201127Acceptable66.70.10.915790
08/20/20114Acceptable77.40.11.73687
07/15/2011<1Acceptable790.15.911n/a
07/01/20118Acceptable72.90.12.711n/a
05/19/2011326Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
10/15/201084Beach Advisory570.12.74790
09/14/201022Acceptable70.80.16.71384
08/20/201012Acceptable79.20.15.531103
07/19/20103Acceptable82.10.16.41585
06/18/201029Acceptable720.1111396
05/24/2010<1Acceptable670.13.238111
10/22/200910Acceptable53.20.14.111100
09/17/200914Acceptable68.70.13.62691
08/23/200928Acceptable800.13.21390
07/31/20092420Beach Advisory74.50.15.336103
06/11/20093Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/14/20091Acceptable61.40.17.917107
10/22/20083Acceptable55.80.19.69103
09/16/20083Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
08/08/20086Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
07/16/2008<1Acceptable820.11.418117
06/18/20082Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/21/20081Acceptable58.70.14.27101

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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