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

28 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
07/20/2017 169 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/13/2017 1017 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/06/2017 3448 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
06/29/2017 2014 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/22/2017 161 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
06/08/2017 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/01/2017 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
05/25/2017 3654 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
05/18/2017 4160 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2016 144 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/22/2016 228 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
09/15/2016 24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
09/08/2016 253 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2016 275 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/25/2016 71 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/11/2016 52 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
08/04/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2016 106 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/21/2016 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
07/14/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/07/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.5 1.2
06/30/2016 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.6
06/23/2016 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 63 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/09/2016 350 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.9 1.4
06/02/2016 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7
05/26/2016 345 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/19/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

28 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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