Flushing Creek- Inner

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

23 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
09/19/201824196Beach Advisory0.
09/14/201873Beach Advisory0.
06/26/2018109Beach Advisory0.
10/09/20171565Beach Advisory0.
08/26/201798Beach Advisory0.
08/09/20175172Beach Advisory0.
07/25/2017>24196Beach Advisory0.
07/20/2017794Beach Advisory0.
06/26/20171872Beach Advisory0.
06/23/2017145Beach Advisory0.
06/06/2017556Beach Advisory0.
05/10/2017633Beach Advisory0.
11/03/2016121Beach Advisory0.
08/02/2016315Beach Advisory0.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

23 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 situated at the head of tide, next to a boom which prevents floatables released upstream of the Creek from entering Flushing Bay.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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