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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

38 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
09/29/2016 6867 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/22/2016 638 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 19863 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2016 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/25/2016 2359 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/11/2016 62 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
08/04/2016 328 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/21/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
07/14/2016 20 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 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.6
06/23/2016 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/09/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
06/02/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7
05/26/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/19/2016 12,033 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 20 Acceptable 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.5
09/24/2015 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2015 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 8164 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/03/2015 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/27/2015 62 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
08/13/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
08/06/2015 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
07/30/2015 148 Beach Advisory 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.3
07/23/2015 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/16/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
07/09/2015 30 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4
07/01/2015 158 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7
06/25/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2015 3873 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.8
06/11/2015 200 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/04/2015 4106 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7 1.1
05/28/2015 161 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

38 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

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