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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

34 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
10/25/2019 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6
09/13/2019 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/08/2019 1616 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.1
07/19/2019 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.8
06/27/2019 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/22/2019 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/09/2018 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/19/2018 19863 Beach Advisory 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
09/14/2018 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
08/17/2018 122 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.2
07/31/2018 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2018 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.9
06/26/2018 670 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/08/2018 213 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/30/2018 156 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
10/09/2017 24196 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4
09/27/2017 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2017 368 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/26/2017 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/09/2017 801 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
07/25/2017 10462 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.5 1.5
07/20/2017 98 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/26/2017 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.3
06/23/2017 108 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/06/2017 146 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2
05/10/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
11/03/2016 187 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2016 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
08/11/2016 368 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/02/2016 717 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.0 1.1 0.3 2.3
08/02/2016 598 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.0 1.1 0.3 2.3
07/27/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.8
07/25/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/07/2016 168 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.5 1.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

34 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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