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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

60 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
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09/07/2017173Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.4
07/13/201710Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/15/2017130Beach Advisory0.00.30.00.00.3
07/28/2016204Beach Advisory0.00.00.01.01.0
07/07/201652Acceptable0.00.00.70.51.2
06/09/2016>24196Beach Advisory0.00.50.00.91.4
06/02/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.01.71.7
05/26/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
10/01/20157556Beach Advisory0.11.30.10.01.5
09/24/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/201563Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/2015>24196Beach Advisory1.60.00.00.01.6
09/03/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/201552Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/201510Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/13/201520Acceptable0.00.01.20.01.2
08/06/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
07/30/201510Acceptable2.00.00.00.42.3
07/23/201510Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/2015<10Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
07/09/2015310Beach Advisory0.30.00.10.00.4
07/01/201510462Beach Advisory0.40.00.00.30.7
06/25/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201584Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.60.8
06/11/201552Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/04/201520Acceptable0.00.00.40.71.1
05/28/2015199Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
05/21/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/02/201498Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/25/2014763Beach Advisory0.30.00.00.00.3
09/18/201441Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
08/14/20143076Beach Advisory0.00.50.20.00.7
08/07/2014121Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/24/2014959Beach Advisory0.00.20.00.00.2
07/17/2014585Beach Advisory0.00.01.30.51.8
07/10/2014794Beach Advisory0.10.40.00.00.5
07/02/201485Beach Advisory1.00.00.00.01.0
06/19/201475Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
06/12/201496Beach Advisory0.10.00.01.61.7
06/05/201411199Beach Advisory0.90.00.10.01.0
05/29/2014122Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/03/201384Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/2013173Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/19/2013460Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/12/2013171Beach Advisory1.60.00.00.01.6
09/05/2013512Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.10.1
08/29/2013>24196Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.5
08/22/2013108Beach Advisory0.30.00.00.00.3
08/15/20131372Beach Advisory0.00.00.90.10.9
08/08/20133130Beach Advisory0.50.00.00.00.5
08/01/201363Beach Advisory0.70.00.00.00.7
07/18/201352Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/11/2013537Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.20.5
07/02/2013>24196Beach Advisory0.10.80.00.00.9
06/27/2013199Beach Advisory0.20.10.00.00.3
06/20/20133649Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
06/13/20132333Beach Advisory1.30.00.11.42.7
06/06/2013109Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.91.0
05/30/2013247Beach Advisory0.00.00.50.00.5
05/23/2013179Beach Advisory1.80.00.00.01.8

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

60 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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