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Eastchester- Bronx River Parkway at Leewood Drive

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

23 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
08/22/2019 683 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/08/2019 420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/25/2019 171 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.7 3.0
07/11/2019 473 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/27/2019 323 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
06/13/2019 8664 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.6 1.3
05/30/2019 10462 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.0 1.8
05/30/2019 12997 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.0 1.8
05/16/2019 266 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.7 1.3
08/30/2018 272 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2018 301 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
08/02/2018 323 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/19/2018 1376 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
07/05/2018 341 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/21/2018 638 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
06/07/2018 638 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
05/24/2018 452 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/05/2017 73 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/07/2017 183 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.6
08/10/2017 110 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
07/13/2017 253 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.5
06/15/2017 1169 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
05/18/2017 241 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

23 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:

Westchester County Dept. of Health: 914-813-5000; NYSDEC Region 3: 914-428-2505

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