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Astoria- East River, Hallets Cove beach

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

87 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
09/22/2016 130 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
09/15/2016 122 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
09/08/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/25/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/11/2016 108 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
08/04/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/21/2016 253 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
07/14/2016 31 Acceptable 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/07/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.5 1.2
06/30/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.6
06/23/2016 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/09/2016 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.9 1.4
06/02/2016 203 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7
05/26/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/19/2016 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 609 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.5
09/24/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2015 97 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 75 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
08/27/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
08/13/2015 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
08/06/2015 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
07/30/2015 31 Acceptable 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.3
07/23/2015 459 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
06/25/2015 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2015 52 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 40 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7 1.1
05/28/2015 41 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 329 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/25/2014 52 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
09/18/2014 108 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
09/11/2014 605 Beach Advisory 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 20 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/14/2014 98 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.7
08/07/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/31/2014 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
07/24/2014 683 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 1354 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.5 1.8
07/02/2014 1723 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
06/26/2014 85 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2014 374 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/12/2014 97 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.7
06/05/2014 183 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 31 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/03/2013 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/19/2013 119 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2013 97 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
08/29/2013 480 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/22/2013 86 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
08/15/2013 262 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9
08/08/2013 134 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/01/2013 637 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/25/2013 1553 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/18/2013 262 Beach Advisory 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 842 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.9
06/27/2013 1086 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/20/2013 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/06/2013 10 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
09/27/2012 109 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/20/2012 404 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.5
09/13/2012 10 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/06/2012 644 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/30/2012 364 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2012 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/16/2012 700 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.8
08/09/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/02/2012 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/19/2012 3076 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/12/2012 110 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/05/2012 959 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/28/2012 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/21/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/14/2012 228 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 1.0 0.0 1.4
06/07/2012 201 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/31/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/24/2012 63 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.0 0.2 1.4 2.6
05/17/2012 121 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.6

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

87 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 landing is just to the east of the Amtrak trestle, near the confluence of the Bronx Kill and the East River. 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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