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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

15 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
09/23/2021 30 Acceptable 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.5
09/09/2021 497 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
09/02/2021 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.1 7.1 0.0 0.0 7.2
08/26/2021 209 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.1
08/19/2021 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/12/2021 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.8 0.0 1.0
08/05/2021 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/22/2021 62 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/15/2021 196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
07/08/2021 1292 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/01/2021 19863 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.7 0.0 0.0 1.6
06/24/2021 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/17/2021 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/10/2021 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.6
06/03/2021 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

15 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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