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Flushing Meadows- Flushing Bay, World’s Fair Marina Pier 1 east

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

99 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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09/28/201710Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/21/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
09/14/201720Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/07/2017932Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.4
08/31/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/17/2017504Beach Advisory0.00.00.50.00.5
08/10/2017311Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.80.8
08/03/2017987Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
07/27/2017906Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.70.7
07/20/2017161Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/13/201731Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/06/201730Acceptable0.00.00.00.50.5
06/29/201710Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/22/201774Beach Advisory0.00.00.01.41.4
06/08/201741Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
06/01/201714136Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.10.2
05/25/201752Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
05/18/201710Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/29/201661Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
09/22/201696Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.70.7
09/15/2016>24196Beach Advisory0.00.60.00.00.6
09/08/201663Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/01/2016132Beach Advisory0.50.00.00.00.5
08/25/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/01/2015465Beach Advisory0.11.30.10.01.5
09/24/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/201530Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/20152909Beach Advisory1.60.00.00.01.6
09/03/201531Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/201520Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/13/201510Acceptable0.00.01.20.01.2
07/30/2015<10Acceptable2.00.00.00.42.3
07/23/2015<10Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/201574Beach Advisory0.00.10.40.00.5
07/09/2015216Beach Advisory0.30.00.10.00.4
07/01/201520Acceptable0.40.00.00.30.7
06/25/2015107Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201552Acceptable0.00.00.30.60.8
06/11/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
05/21/2015364Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/02/201452Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/25/2014627Beach Advisory0.30.00.00.00.3
09/18/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
09/11/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/04/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/28/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/201420Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.4
08/14/2014839Beach Advisory0.00.50.20.00.7
08/07/201420Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/31/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
07/24/201441Acceptable0.00.20.00.00.2
07/17/2014298Beach Advisory0.00.01.30.51.8
07/10/2014197Beach Advisory0.10.40.00.00.5
07/02/2014<10Acceptable1.00.00.00.01.0
06/26/2014<10Acceptable0.10.10.00.00.2
06/19/2014993Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
06/12/2014350Beach Advisory0.10.00.01.61.7
06/05/20141576Beach Advisory0.90.00.10.01.0
05/22/2014504Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
10/03/20136488Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/2013<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/19/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/12/201310Acceptable1.60.00.00.01.6
09/05/201385Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.10.1
08/29/2013<10Acceptable0.00.40.00.00.5
08/22/201352Acceptable0.30.00.00.00.3
08/15/201310Acceptable0.00.00.90.10.9
08/08/2013238Beach Advisory0.50.00.00.00.5
08/01/201310Acceptable0.70.00.00.00.7
07/25/2013299Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.10.4
07/18/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/11/2013209Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.20.5
07/02/2013384Beach Advisory0.10.80.00.00.9
06/27/2013<10Acceptable0.20.10.00.00.3
06/20/2013<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/13/2013216Beach Advisory1.30.00.11.42.7
06/06/2013<10Acceptable0.10.00.00.91.0
05/30/2013<10Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
05/23/201310Acceptable1.80.00.00.01.8
09/27/201241Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
09/20/20123255Beach Advisory0.00.01.50.01.5
09/13/201210Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/06/20126131Beach Advisory0.00.10.10.00.2
08/30/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.60.8
08/23/2012183Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/2012>24196Beach Advisory0.00.60.00.00.6
08/09/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/02/2012110Beach Advisory0.00.60.00.00.6
07/26/201231Acceptable0.60.00.00.20.8
07/19/2012>24196Beach Advisory0.01.80.00.01.8
07/12/201220Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/05/2012135Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
06/28/201220Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
06/21/201210Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/14/2012220Beach Advisory0.00.31.00.01.4
06/07/2012272Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.20.2
05/31/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/24/2012135Beach Advisory1.00.00.21.42.6

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

99 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 cobble beach in Brooklyn Bridge Park is a launch site on the New York City Water Trail and is occasionally used for programming by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse. This location is also used by park patrons for wading. NYC Swim stages the Brooklyn Bridge Swim here every July. In 2014 more than 200 swimmers participated. Site Coordinator: Rob Buchanan. Site Sponsor: John Rossiello. These samples are processed by The River Project.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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