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Flushing Meadows Corona Park- Meadow Lake

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

8 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
07/22/2021 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/15/2021 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
07/08/2021 324 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/01/2021 8664 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 909 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/10/2021 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.6
06/03/2021 4611 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

8 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 location is used for kayaking events and environmental education. It is the future home of a boathouse, identified as a site for improved water access in the East River Blueway Plan and funded by a local council member. The upland area is managed by Solar 1. There are two small combined sewer overflow outfalls, to either side of the beach. Site Coordinator: Kaitlyn Parkins. Site Sponsor: Lower East Side Ecology Center. These samples are processed by The River Project.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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