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Canarsie- Paerdegat Basin, Sebago Canoe Club dock

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

38 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
09/29/2016 <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
09/01/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/25/2016 138 Beach Advisory 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 325 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 128 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/21/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
07/14/2016 223 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/07/2016 94 Beach Advisory 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 1145 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/09/2016 172 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.9 1.4
05/26/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/19/2016 1414 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/26/2014 41 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2014 450 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/12/2014 710 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.7
05/29/2014 1470 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/05/2013 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/29/2013 221 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/15/2013 51 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9
08/08/2013 41 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/01/2013 41 Acceptable 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/25/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/18/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/02/2013 1968 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.9
06/27/2013 213 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/20/2013 109 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/13/2013 98 Beach Advisory 1.3 0.0 0.1 1.4 2.7
05/30/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
05/23/2013 20 Acceptable 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
08/23/2012 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2012 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
08/09/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/02/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
05/17/2012 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.6

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

38 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 new sandy beach is used by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse and Brooklyn Kayak Guides. Site Coordinator: Josh Vogel. Site Sponsor: Brooklyn Kayak Guides. These samples are processed by The River Project.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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