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Soundview Park- Mouth of river

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

15 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 235 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.7
05/30/2019 11199 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.0 1.8
05/30/2019 9208 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.0 1.8
05/16/2019 52 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.9 1.3
10/11/2018 132 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/13/2018 717 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.2 0.2 1.8 2.3
08/30/2018 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/02/2018 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/19/2018 8164 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0 2.5
06/21/2018 132 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.9
06/07/2018 132 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.9
05/24/2018 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/07/2017 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4
07/13/2017 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/15/2017 119 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

15 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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