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Bronx- River Park at 182nd Street

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

20 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
06/13/2019 317 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.6 1.4
05/30/2019 24196 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.0 1.8
05/16/2019 73 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.7 1.3
05/16/2019 98 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.7 1.3
10/11/2018 285 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/27/2018 5475 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 4.6 0.0 4.7
09/13/2018 520 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.0 2.0 2.1
08/30/2018 199 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2018 269 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
08/02/2018 4611 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/19/2018 452 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
07/05/2018 241 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/21/2018 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
06/07/2018 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
05/24/2018 107 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/05/2017 121 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/07/2017 1201 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.6
08/10/2017 158 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
07/13/2017 173 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/15/2017 109 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

20 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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