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Hunts Point Riverside Park beach & dock

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

58 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
06/15/2017 130 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/28/2016 204 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/07/2016 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.5 1.2
06/09/2016 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.9 1.4
06/02/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7
05/26/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
10/01/2015 7556 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.5
09/24/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2015 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 >24196 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/03/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/27/2015 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
08/13/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
08/06/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
07/30/2015 10 Acceptable 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.3
07/23/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
07/09/2015 310 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4
07/01/2015 10462 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7
06/25/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2015 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.8
06/11/2015 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/04/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7 1.1
05/28/2015 199 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/21/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/02/2014 98 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/25/2014 763 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
09/18/2014 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
08/14/2014 3076 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.7
08/07/2014 121 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/24/2014 959 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 585 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.5 1.8
07/10/2014 794 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
07/02/2014 85 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
06/19/2014 75 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/12/2014 96 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.7
06/05/2014 11199 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.0
05/29/2014 122 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/03/2013 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 173 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/19/2013 460 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2013 171 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/05/2013 512 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/29/2013 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/22/2013 108 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
08/15/2013 1372 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9
08/08/2013 3130 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/01/2013 63 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/18/2013 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/11/2013 537 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.5
07/02/2013 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.9
06/27/2013 199 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/20/2013 3649 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/13/2013 2333 Beach Advisory 1.3 0.0 0.1 1.4 2.7
06/06/2013 109 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.0
05/30/2013 247 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
05/23/2013 179 Beach Advisory 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

58 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

About this location:

This sampling site is located at the floating dock at the Inwood Canoe Club, 1,000 feet south of the combined sewer overflow outfall and official kayak launch at the west end of Dyckman Street. Access to the dock is for club members only, except during the club's public programs. Site coordinator: Bruce Shockey. Site sponsor: Inwood Canoe Club. These samples are processed by Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Wade McGillis).

Agencies Responsible:

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

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