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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

12 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
08/19/2021 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/12/2021 85 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.8 0.0 1.0
08/05/2021 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/22/2021 936 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/15/2021 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
07/08/2021 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/01/2021 305 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.7 0.0 0.0 1.6
06/24/2021 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/17/2021 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/10/2021 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.6
06/03/2021 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/20/2021 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

12 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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