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Alphabet City- East River, Stuyvesant Cove landing

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

107 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
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09/28/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/21/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
09/14/2017<10Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/07/201731Acceptable0.00.40.00.00.4
08/31/201710Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/17/201710Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
08/10/201710Acceptable0.00.00.00.80.8
08/03/201797Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
07/27/201710Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
07/20/201730Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/13/201731Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/06/201731Acceptable0.00.00.00.50.5
06/29/2017305Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
06/22/201730Acceptable0.00.00.01.41.4
06/08/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
06/01/201710Acceptable0.00.00.10.10.2
05/25/201710Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
05/18/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/29/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
09/22/201651Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
09/15/2016132Beach Advisory0.00.60.00.00.6
09/08/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/01/201620Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
08/25/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.2
08/11/201610Acceptable0.20.10.00.00.2
08/04/201641Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/21/201641Acceptable0.00.00.00.40.4
07/07/201610Acceptable0.00.00.70.51.2
06/30/201641Acceptable0.00.00.10.50.6
06/16/201620Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/09/201675Beach Advisory0.00.50.00.91.4
05/19/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/01/2015299Beach Advisory0.11.30.10.01.5
09/24/201520Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/03/201541Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/20151046Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.00.3
08/13/201510Acceptable0.00.01.20.01.2
08/06/201510Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
07/30/201563Beach Advisory2.00.00.00.42.3
07/23/201510Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/201510Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
06/25/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201520Acceptable0.00.00.30.60.8
06/11/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/04/201531Acceptable0.00.00.40.71.1
05/28/201520Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
05/21/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/02/201463Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/18/201410Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
09/11/201420Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/04/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/28/201420Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/201410Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.4
08/14/2014120Beach Advisory0.00.50.20.00.7
08/07/201463Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/31/2014569Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.20.2
07/24/2014142Beach Advisory0.00.20.00.00.2
07/17/2014135Beach Advisory0.00.01.30.51.8
07/10/201420Acceptable0.10.40.00.00.5
07/02/2014275Beach Advisory1.00.00.00.01.0
06/26/201441Acceptable0.10.10.00.00.2
06/19/201431Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/12/201463Beach Advisory0.10.00.01.61.7
06/05/20145172Beach Advisory0.90.00.10.01.0
05/29/201431Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/2014<10Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
10/03/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/19/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/12/201352Acceptable1.60.00.00.01.6
09/05/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/29/201375Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.5
08/22/2013171Beach Advisory0.30.00.00.00.3
08/15/201362Beach Advisory0.00.00.90.10.9
08/08/2013332Beach Advisory0.50.00.00.00.5
08/01/2013226Beach Advisory0.70.00.00.00.7
07/25/2013145Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.10.4
07/18/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/11/2013108Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.20.5
07/02/2013529Beach Advisory0.10.80.00.00.9
06/27/201352Acceptable0.20.10.00.00.3
06/20/201385Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
06/13/2013189Beach Advisory1.30.00.11.42.7
06/06/201320Acceptable0.10.00.00.91.0
05/30/201341Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
05/23/201331Acceptable1.80.00.00.01.8
09/27/201252Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
09/20/2012384Beach Advisory0.00.01.50.01.5
09/13/201296Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/06/2012504Beach Advisory0.00.10.10.00.2
08/30/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.60.8
08/23/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/201241Acceptable0.00.60.00.00.6
08/09/2012146Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/02/201220Acceptable0.00.60.00.00.6
07/26/2012110Beach Advisory0.60.00.00.20.8
07/19/2012364Beach Advisory0.01.80.00.01.8
07/12/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/05/201220Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/28/201220Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
06/21/201297Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/14/201252Acceptable0.00.31.00.01.4
06/07/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
05/24/2012121Beach Advisory1.00.00.21.42.6
05/17/201220Acceptable0.00.10.50.00.6

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

107 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 small landing is at the west end of the Bronx Kill near its confluence with the Harlem River. There is a large combined sewer overflow outfall on the Bronx side of the channel a few yards to the east. Site Coordinator: Chris Girgenti. Site Sponsor: Randalls Island Park Alliance. These samples are processed by Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Wade McGillis).

Agencies Responsible:

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

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