Wappingers- New Hamburg

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

53 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
10/16/2016 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2016 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2016 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
07/14/2016 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 6 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2015 24 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2015 162 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.1 0.9 0.0 1.6
08/13/2015 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.9
07/09/2015 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/12/2015 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
05/13/2015 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2014 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/09/2014 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/13/2014 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/09/2014 19 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
06/14/2014 143 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
05/14/2014 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/19/2013 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/20/2013 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2013 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/19/2013 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/22/2013 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/02/2013 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2012 22 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2012 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.4
07/19/2012 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/14/2012 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.5
05/18/2012 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
10/18/2011 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
09/17/2011 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/19/2011 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
07/17/2011 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/30/2011 66 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
05/18/2011 411 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.8 0.1 0.3 2.1
10/15/2010 22 Acceptable 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.3 1.5
09/13/2010 17 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2010 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/20/2010 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/17/2010 16 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
10/21/2009 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
09/16/2009 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2009 6 Acceptable 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/30/2009 12 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5
06/09/2009 91 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9
05/14/2009 6 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/22/2008 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/20/2008 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/06/2008 1 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2008 3 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
06/17/2008 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.3

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

53 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

53 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
10/16/2016 25 Acceptable
09/15/2016 25 Acceptable 76.4 0.7 3.0 n/a 96.5
08/16/2016 6 Acceptable 83.9 0.2 3.4 27.8 106.8
07/14/2016 5 Acceptable 79.6 0.2 7.8 22.6 93.1
06/16/2016 6 Acceptable 73.1 0.1 4.3 22.6 99.2
05/21/2016 8 Acceptable 61.2 0.1 2.6 23.1 105.8
10/13/2015 24 Acceptable 66.2 0.2 5.7 18 93
09/12/2015 162 Beach Advisory 78.5 0.4 4.4 14 85
08/13/2015 3 Acceptable 79.4 0.2 3.6 12 90
07/09/2015 7 Acceptable 75 0.1 2.6 22 83
06/12/2015 37 Acceptable 72.6 0.1 2.5 5 87
05/13/2015 12 Acceptable 60 0.1 4.7 24 n/a
10/14/2014 3 Acceptable 67.5 0.2 0.9 20 92
09/09/2014 9 Acceptable 76.2 0.1 3.3 36 87
08/13/2014 9 Acceptable 78.2 0.1 5.8 47 90
07/09/2014 19 Acceptable 78.5 0.1 3 24 86
06/14/2014 143 Beach Advisory 69.7 0.1 5.1 34 86
05/14/2014 4 Acceptable 59.5 0.1 4.6 22 103
10/19/2013 5 Acceptable 65.5 0.2 3 16 94
09/20/2013 2 Acceptable 73.9 0.1 3.6 53 96
08/17/2013 15 Acceptable 77.8 0.1 2 121 84
07/19/2013 7 Acceptable 83.1 0.1 2.8 62 80
06/22/2013 86 Beach Advisory 68.3 0.1 3.3 50 95
06/02/2013 3 Acceptable 69.1 0.1 6.9 20 100
10/14/2012 22 Acceptable 62.7 0.1 3.2 19 87
09/13/2012 10 Acceptable 78.4 0.2 4.5 147 97
08/16/2012 3 Acceptable 82 0.2 1.5 7 97
07/19/2012 8 Acceptable 82.9 0.2 2.8 14 94
06/14/2012 9 Acceptable 73.6 0.2 1.8 21 90
05/18/2012 7 Acceptable 64 0.1 2.3 21 95
10/18/2011 16 Acceptable 60.6 0.1 0.4 62 89
09/17/2011 37 Acceptable 65.5 0.1 1.3 150 94
08/19/2011 9 Acceptable 80.5 0.1 2 19 84
07/17/2011 3 Acceptable 78.3 0.1 7.9 20 n/a
06/30/2011 66 Beach Advisory 72.8 0.2 2.5 13 74
05/18/2011 411 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
10/15/2010 22 Acceptable 59.5 0.1 3.2 26 81
09/13/2010 17 Acceptable 74.2 0.2 4.9 11 89
08/20/2010 84 Beach Advisory 80 0.2 7.1 7 78
07/20/2010 16 Acceptable 81.7 0.2 2.8 16 81
06/17/2010 16 Acceptable 73 0.1 4.7 27 88
05/24/2010 1 Acceptable 63.3 0.1 5.2 19 92
10/21/2009 9 Acceptable 58.7 0.1 2.2 19 88
09/16/2009 2 Acceptable 72.9 0.1 3.5 20 90
08/23/2009 6 Acceptable 78.4 0.1 3.2 24 78
07/30/2009 12 Acceptable 78.4 0.1 2.3 16 90
06/09/2009 91 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/14/2009 6 Acceptable 61.3 0.1 7.3 34 109
10/22/2008 5 Acceptable 61.5 0.2 3.3 13 91
09/20/2008 2 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
08/06/2008 1 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
07/16/2008 3 Acceptable 80 0.1 2.1 15 104
06/17/2008 40 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

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:

New Hamburg, NY
This sample site has swimming from recreational boats, kayaking and fishing.

Agencies Responsible:

Dutchess County Dept. of Health: 845-486-3400 and NYSDEC Region 3: 845-256-3000

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