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Soundview- Starlight Park North 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

28 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
10/31/2019 368 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.6
10/17/2019 24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 2.5
10/03/2019 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.5
09/05/2019 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
08/22/2019 256 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/08/2019 489 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/25/2019 197 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.7 3.0
07/11/2019 2178 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/27/2019 238 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
06/13/2019 2909 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.6 1.3
05/30/2019 24196 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.0 1.8
05/16/2019 421 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.7 1.3
10/11/2018 218 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/27/2018 2142 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 4.6 0.0 4.7
09/13/2018 503 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.0 2.0 2.1
08/30/2018 199 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2018 457 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
08/02/2018 9208 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/19/2018 350 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
07/05/2018 350 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/21/2018 73 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
06/07/2018 73 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
05/24/2018 132 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.4
10/05/2017 135 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/07/2017 683 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.6
08/10/2017 241 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
07/13/2017 156 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/15/2017 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

28 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 site is located at the floating kayak dock appended to Hudson River Park boathouse. Free public kayaking program here puts more than 1,000 paddlers a week on the water in season, and the site is an NYC Water Trail launch site. Site Coordinator: Marcos Dinnerstein. Site sponsor: John Jay College Department of Science. These samples are processed by John Jay College Environmental Science Lab (Sandra Swenson and Kate Good).

Agencies Responsible:

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

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