Flushing Creek

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

58 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
10/04/2018285Beach Advisory0.
09/27/20185748Beach Advisory0.
09/20/20183968Beach Advisory0.
09/13/20188297Beach Advisory0.
08/30/201874Beach Advisory0.
08/23/2018116Beach Advisory0.
08/16/2018934Beach Advisory0.
08/09/201815531Beach Advisory0.
08/02/2018145Beach Advisory0.
07/26/2018>24196Beach Advisory0.
07/05/2018281Beach Advisory0.
06/28/20185475Beach Advisory1.
06/21/20184884Beach Advisory0.
06/14/201873Beach Advisory0.
06/07/201863Beach Advisory0.
05/31/2018254Beach Advisory0.
05/24/2018187Beach Advisory0.
09/14/2017282Beach Advisory0.
09/07/20175794Beach Advisory0.
08/31/2017428Beach Advisory0.
08/24/2017169Beach Advisory0.
08/17/20174106Beach Advisory0.
08/10/20179804Beach Advisory0.
08/03/2017146Beach Advisory0.
07/27/20172187Beach Advisory0.
07/20/2017169Beach Advisory0.
07/13/20171017Beach Advisory0.
07/06/20173448Beach Advisory0.
06/29/20172014Beach Advisory0.
06/22/2017161Beach Advisory0.
06/15/20178664Beach Advisory0.
06/01/2017175Beach Advisory0.
05/25/20173654Beach Advisory0.
05/18/20174160Beach Advisory0.
09/29/2016144Beach Advisory0.
09/22/2016228Beach Advisory0.
09/15/201624196Beach Advisory0.
09/08/2016253Beach Advisory0.
09/01/2016275Beach Advisory0.
08/25/201671Beach Advisory0.
07/28/2016106Beach Advisory0.
07/21/201684Beach Advisory0.
06/30/201674Beach Advisory0.
06/23/201674Beach Advisory0.
06/16/201663Beach Advisory0.
06/09/2016350Beach Advisory0.
05/26/2016345Beach Advisory0.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

58 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:

The dock in this state park is used by the Long island City Community Boathouse and HarborLAB for free public kayaking programs. Site Coordinator: Josue Silvestre. Site Sponsor: HarborLAB. 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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