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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

100 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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09/28/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/21/201763Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
09/14/201710Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/07/201710Acceptable0.00.40.00.00.4
08/31/201751Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/17/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
08/10/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.80.8
08/03/201710Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
07/27/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
07/20/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/13/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/06/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.50.5
06/29/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/01/201752Acceptable0.00.00.10.10.2
05/25/201752Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
09/29/2016187Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
09/22/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
09/15/2016285Beach Advisory0.00.60.00.00.6
09/08/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/01/201620Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
08/25/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/2016131Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.2
08/11/201620Acceptable0.20.10.00.00.2
08/04/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/28/2016121Beach Advisory0.00.00.01.01.0
07/21/2016109Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.40.4
07/14/201697Beach Advisory0.60.00.00.00.6
07/07/201620Acceptable0.00.00.70.51.2
06/30/201631Acceptable0.00.00.10.50.6
06/23/201620Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/16/2016<10Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/09/201630Acceptable0.00.50.00.91.4
06/02/2016265Beach Advisory0.00.00.01.71.7
05/26/201620Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/19/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/01/2015145Beach Advisory0.11.30.10.01.5
09/24/201520Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/03/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/201520Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/13/201510Acceptable0.00.01.20.01.2
08/06/201510Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
07/30/201520Acceptable2.00.00.00.42.3
07/23/201510Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/2015<10Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
06/25/201520Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/11/201531Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/04/201520Acceptable0.00.00.40.71.1
05/28/201510Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
10/02/201441Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/18/201441Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
09/11/201431Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/04/2014269Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/28/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/201420Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.4
08/14/201420Acceptable0.00.50.20.00.7
08/07/2014288Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/31/201431Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
07/24/201431Acceptable0.00.20.00.00.2
07/17/201420Acceptable0.00.01.30.51.8
07/10/201410Acceptable0.10.40.00.00.5
07/02/2014<10Acceptable1.00.00.00.01.0
06/26/2014<10Acceptable0.10.10.00.00.2
06/19/201441Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/12/2014109Beach Advisory0.10.00.01.61.7
05/29/201420Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/201463Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
10/03/2013<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/19/201341Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/12/201310Acceptable1.60.00.00.01.6
09/05/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/29/2013109Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.5
08/22/2013<10Acceptable0.30.00.00.00.3
08/15/201352Acceptable0.00.00.90.10.9
08/08/201352Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
08/01/201310Acceptable0.70.00.00.00.7
07/25/201352Acceptable0.00.00.30.10.4
07/18/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/11/201397Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.20.5
07/02/2013305Beach Advisory0.10.80.00.00.9
06/27/201310Acceptable0.20.10.00.00.3
06/20/2013305Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
06/06/201341Acceptable0.10.00.00.91.0
05/30/201352Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
05/23/201363Beach Advisory1.80.00.00.01.8
09/27/201252Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
09/20/201296Beach Advisory0.00.01.50.01.5
09/13/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/06/201275Beach Advisory0.00.10.10.00.2
08/30/201241Acceptable0.00.00.10.60.8
08/23/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/201263Beach Advisory0.00.60.00.00.6
08/09/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/02/201252Acceptable0.00.60.00.00.6
07/26/201252Acceptable0.60.00.00.20.8
07/19/2012<10Acceptable0.01.80.00.01.8
07/05/201210Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/28/201220Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

100 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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