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Flushing Creek- Northern Blvd

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
06/26/2018109Beach Advisory0.
06/25/201898Beach Advisory0.
05/30/201898Beach Advisory0.
10/09/2017602Beach Advisory0.
09/27/201785Beach Advisory0.
08/26/2017132Beach Advisory0.
08/09/20173873Beach Advisory0.
07/25/2017>24196Beach Advisory0.
07/20/201798Beach Advisory0.
06/26/20172723Beach Advisory0.
06/23/2017243Beach Advisory0.
06/06/2017496Beach Advisory0.
05/10/2017703Beach Advisory0.
11/03/201684Beach Advisory0.
08/02/2016496Beach 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 sample site just past Northern Blvd is adjacent to a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) outfall.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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