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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

94 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
06/15/2017 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/08/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/01/2017 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
05/25/2017 10 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
05/18/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/22/2016 51 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
09/15/2016 132 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
09/08/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2016 20 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/25/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/11/2016 10 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
08/04/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/21/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
07/07/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.5 1.2
06/30/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.6
06/16/2016 20 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/09/2016 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.9 1.4
05/19/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 299 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.5
09/24/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/03/2015 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 1046 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
08/13/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
08/06/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
07/30/2015 63 Beach Advisory 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.3
07/23/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
06/25/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.8
06/11/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/04/2015 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7 1.1
05/28/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/21/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/02/2014 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/18/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
09/11/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/04/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/28/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 10 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/14/2014 120 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.7
08/07/2014 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/31/2014 569 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
07/24/2014 142 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 135 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.5 1.8
07/10/2014 20 Acceptable 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
07/02/2014 275 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
06/26/2014 41 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2014 31 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/12/2014 63 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.7
06/05/2014 5172 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.0
05/29/2014 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/03/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/19/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2013 52 Acceptable 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/05/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/29/2013 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/22/2013 171 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
08/15/2013 62 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9
08/08/2013 332 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/01/2013 226 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/25/2013 145 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/18/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/11/2013 108 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.5
07/02/2013 529 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.9
06/27/2013 52 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/20/2013 85 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/13/2013 189 Beach Advisory 1.3 0.0 0.1 1.4 2.7
06/06/2013 20 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.0
05/30/2013 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
05/23/2013 31 Acceptable 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
09/27/2012 52 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/20/2012 384 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.5
09/13/2012 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/06/2012 504 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/30/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.8
08/23/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2012 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
08/09/2012 146 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/02/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/26/2012 110 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8
07/19/2012 364 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 1.8
07/12/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/05/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/28/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/21/2012 97 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/14/2012 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 1.0 0.0 1.4
06/07/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/24/2012 121 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.0 0.2 1.4 2.6
05/17/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.6

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

94 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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