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Yonkers- Muskrat Cove outfall

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

13 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
09/27/20184106Beach Advisory0.
08/30/20183873Beach Advisory0.
08/16/20186488Beach Advisory0.
08/02/2018246Beach Advisory0.
07/05/20181014Beach Advisory0.
06/21/20181450Beach Advisory0.
06/07/20181450Beach Advisory0.
05/24/2018677Beach Advisory0.
10/05/20174352Beach Advisory0.
09/07/2017266Beach Advisory0.
08/10/2017131Beach Advisory0.
07/13/2017160Beach Advisory0.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

13 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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