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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

67 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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09/28/2017313Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/21/2017158Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
09/14/201752Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/07/2017569Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.4
08/31/2017131Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.00.3
08/10/201720Acceptable0.00.00.00.80.8
08/03/201798Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
07/27/2017161Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.70.7
07/20/201751Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/13/201775Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/06/2017107Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.50.5
06/29/201773Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
06/22/2017128Beach Advisory0.00.00.01.41.4
06/08/2017>24196Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.1
06/01/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.10.2
05/25/2017573Beach Advisory0.50.00.00.00.5
05/18/201720Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/29/20166867Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
09/22/2016638Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.70.7
09/15/201624196Beach Advisory0.00.60.00.00.6
09/08/201619863Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/01/2016>24196Beach Advisory0.50.00.00.00.5
08/25/20162359Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/11/201662Beach Advisory0.20.10.00.00.2
08/04/2016328Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/28/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.01.01.0
07/21/201631Acceptable0.00.00.00.40.4
07/14/201620Acceptable0.60.00.00.00.6
07/07/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.70.51.2
06/30/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.50.6
06/23/201652Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/16/2016<10Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/09/201610Acceptable0.00.50.00.91.4
06/02/201631Acceptable0.00.00.01.71.7
05/26/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/19/201612033Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/01/201520Acceptable0.11.30.10.01.5
09/24/201541Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/201552Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/20158164Beach Advisory1.60.00.00.01.6
09/03/201563Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/201562Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/201562Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/20/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/13/2015<10Acceptable0.00.01.20.01.2
08/13/2015<10Acceptable0.00.01.20.01.2
08/06/201530Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
08/06/201530Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
07/30/2015148Beach Advisory2.00.00.00.42.3
07/30/2015148Beach Advisory2.00.00.00.42.3
07/23/201541Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/23/201541Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/201510Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
07/16/201510Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
07/09/201530Acceptable0.30.00.10.00.4
07/01/2015158Beach Advisory0.40.00.00.30.7
06/25/201520Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/25/201520Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/20153873Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.60.8
06/18/20153873Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.60.8
06/11/2015200Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.10.1
06/11/2015200Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.10.1
06/04/20154106Beach Advisory0.00.00.40.71.1
06/04/20154106Beach Advisory0.00.00.40.71.1
05/28/2015161Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
05/28/2015161Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

67 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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