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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

55 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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09/28/201710Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/21/201710Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
09/14/201710Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
08/31/2017269Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.00.3
08/17/201710Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
08/10/2017181Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.80.8
08/03/2017443Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
07/27/2017428Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.70.7
07/20/2017469Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/13/2017958Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/06/20173282Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.50.5
06/29/2017Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/22/201752Acceptable0.00.00.01.41.4
06/08/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
06/01/201710Acceptable0.00.00.10.10.2
05/25/2017<10Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.4
05/18/201720Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/29/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
09/22/201651Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
09/01/2016<10Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
08/25/2016138Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.2
08/11/2016325Beach Advisory0.20.10.00.00.2
08/04/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/28/2016128Beach Advisory0.00.00.01.01.0
07/21/201641Acceptable0.00.00.00.40.4
07/14/2016223Beach Advisory0.60.00.00.00.6
07/07/201694Beach Advisory0.00.00.70.51.2
06/30/201641Acceptable0.00.00.10.50.6
06/16/20161145Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
06/09/2016172Beach Advisory0.00.50.00.91.4
05/26/201620Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/19/20161414Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/26/201441Acceptable0.10.10.00.00.2
06/19/2014450Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
06/12/2014710Beach Advisory0.10.00.01.61.7
05/29/20141470Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/05/201331Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/29/2013221Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.5
08/15/201351Acceptable0.00.00.90.10.9
08/08/201341Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
08/01/201341Acceptable0.70.00.00.00.7
07/25/201310Acceptable0.00.00.30.10.4
07/18/2013<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/02/20131968Beach Advisory0.10.80.00.00.9
06/27/2013213Beach Advisory0.20.10.00.00.3
06/20/2013109Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
06/13/201398Beach Advisory1.30.00.11.42.7
05/30/201320Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
05/23/201320Acceptable1.80.00.00.01.8
08/23/201231Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/2012>24196Beach Advisory0.00.60.00.00.6
08/09/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/02/2012<10Acceptable0.00.60.00.00.6
05/17/201252Acceptable0.00.10.50.00.6

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

55 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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