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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

14 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
08/30/2018272Beach Advisory0.
08/16/2018301Beach Advisory0.
08/02/2018323Beach Advisory0.
07/19/20181376Beach Advisory0.
07/05/2018341Beach Advisory0.
06/21/2018638Beach Advisory0.
06/07/2018638Beach Advisory0.
05/24/2018452Beach Advisory0.
10/05/201773Beach Advisory0.
09/07/2017183Beach Advisory0.
08/10/2017110Beach Advisory0.
07/13/2017253Beach Advisory0.
06/15/20171169Beach Advisory0.
05/18/2017241Beach Advisory0.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

14 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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