Westchester 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

26 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
09/19/201817329Beach Advisory0.
09/14/2018110Beach Advisory0.
08/17/2018345Beach Advisory0.
06/26/2018175Beach Advisory0.
06/25/201898Beach Advisory0.
10/09/20171860Beach Advisory0.
09/27/20171616Beach Advisory0.
08/09/2017865Beach Advisory0.
07/25/20171785Beach Advisory0.
07/20/2017805Beach Advisory0.
06/26/2017987Beach Advisory0.
06/23/20178664Beach Advisory0.
06/06/2017934Beach Advisory0.
11/03/2016171Beach Advisory0.
09/10/2016>24196Beach Advisory0.
08/11/201686Beach Advisory0.
08/02/2016383Beach Advisory0.
07/27/201675Beach Advisory0.
07/07/2016209Beach Advisory0.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

26 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:

The head of navigation on Westchester Creek is near a high school, is marked by a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) outfall and is frequently visited by shorebirds.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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