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Bronx- Burke Avenue Bridge

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

22 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
09/05/2019 259 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
08/22/2019 272 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/08/2019 609 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/25/2019 402 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.7 3.0
07/11/2019 388 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/27/2019 620 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
06/13/2019 638 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.6 1.4
05/16/2019 85 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.7 1.3
10/11/2018 146 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/27/2018 3609 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 4.6 0.0 4.7
08/30/2018 565 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2018 364 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
08/02/2018 1565 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/19/2018 886 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
07/05/2018 328 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/21/2018 341 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
06/07/2018 341 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
05/24/2018 269 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/05/2017 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/10/2017 179 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
07/13/2017 259 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/15/2017 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

22 Samples taken

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 citizen scientists and processed at laboratories that aren't directly affiliated with Riverkeeper, using methods and study designs that are consistent with Riverkeeper's Hudson River and Citizen Testing programs.

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

Agencies Responsible:

NYCDEP: 212-639-9675; NYSDEC Region 2: 718-482-4933

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