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Flushing Bay- World’s Fair Marina

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.

QualityRain, day of (in)Prior Day2 Days Prior3 Days Prior Rain4 Days Total Rain
09/19/201819863Beach Advisory0.
08/17/2018122Beach Advisory0.
06/26/2018670Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2018213Beach Advisory0.
05/30/2018156Beach Advisory0.
10/09/201724196Beach Advisory0.
09/15/2017368Beach Advisory0.
08/09/2017801Beach Advisory0.
07/25/201710462Beach Advisory0.
07/20/201798Beach Advisory0.
06/26/2017>24196Beach Advisory0.
06/23/2017108Beach Advisory0.
06/06/2017146Beach Advisory0.
11/03/2016187Beach Advisory0.
09/10/201696Beach Advisory0.
08/11/2016368Beach Advisory0.
08/02/2016717Beach Advisory0.
08/02/2016598Beach Advisory0.
07/07/2016168Beach Advisory0.

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 sample site is at the western end of the marina, adjacent to a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) outfall (CSO BB08).

Agencies Responsible:

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

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