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Financial District- East River, Brooklyn Bridge 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

134 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
09/12/2019 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/05/2019 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
08/29/2019 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/22/2019 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/15/2019 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/01/2019 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4
07/11/2019 62 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
06/27/2019 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.9
06/20/2019 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.7 0.0 0.8
06/13/2019 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.6 1.1
06/06/2019 31 Acceptable 0.0
05/30/2019 275 Beach Advisory 0.0
05/23/2019 20 Acceptable 0.0
10/04/2018 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.7
09/27/2018 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 2.0 0.0 2.2
09/20/2018 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
09/13/2018 63 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.9 1.2
09/06/2018 20 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/30/2018 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2018 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.8
08/09/2018 185 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.7
08/02/2018 41 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.9
07/26/2018 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.2 1.0
07/19/2018 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 2.2
07/12/2018 74 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/05/2018 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/28/2018 10 Acceptable 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
06/21/2018 173 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.8
06/14/2018 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/07/2018 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/31/2018 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/24/2018 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
09/28/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/21/2017 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/14/2017 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/07/2017 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/31/2017 51 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/24/2017 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
08/17/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
08/10/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
08/03/2017 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/27/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
07/20/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/13/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/06/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
06/29/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/15/2017 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/01/2017 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
05/25/2017 52 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.2
09/29/2016 187 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/22/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
09/15/2016 285 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 131 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/11/2016 20 Acceptable 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 121 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/21/2016 109 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
07/14/2016 97 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/07/2016 20 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 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/09/2016 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
06/02/2016 265 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7
05/26/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/19/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 145 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 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/27/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 20 Acceptable 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 20 Acceptable 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 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/11/2015 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/04/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7 1.1
05/28/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
10/02/2014 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/18/2014 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
09/11/2014 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/04/2014 269 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/28/2014 10 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 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.7
08/07/2014 288 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/31/2014 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
07/24/2014 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.5 1.8
07/10/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
07/02/2014 <10 Acceptable 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
06/26/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2014 41 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/12/2014 109 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.7
05/29/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 63 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/03/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/19/2013 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2013 10 Acceptable 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/05/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/29/2013 109 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/22/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
08/15/2013 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9
08/08/2013 52 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/01/2013 10 Acceptable 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/25/2013 52 Acceptable 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 97 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.5
07/02/2013 305 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.9
06/27/2013 10 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/20/2013 305 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/06/2013 41 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.0
05/30/2013 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
05/23/2013 63 Beach Advisory 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 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.5
09/13/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/06/2012 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/30/2012 41 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 63 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 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/26/2012 52 Acceptable 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8
07/19/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 1.8
07/05/2012 10 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

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

134 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 inlet is the home base of the Long Island City Community Boathouse. Site Coordinator: John Bradley. Site Sponsor: Long Island City Community Boathouse. These samples are processed by LaGuardia Community College (Holly Porter-Morgan).

Agencies Responsible:

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

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