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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

93 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
08/10/2017 311 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
08/03/2017 987 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/27/2017 906 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
07/20/2017 161 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/13/2017 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/06/2017 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
06/29/2017 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/22/2017 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
06/08/2017 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/01/2017 14136 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
05/25/2017 52 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
05/18/2017 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2016 61 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/22/2016 96 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 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2016 132 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/25/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 465 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.5
09/24/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2015 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 2909 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/03/2015 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/27/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 20 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
07/30/2015 <10 Acceptable 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.3
07/23/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2015 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
07/09/2015 216 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4
07/01/2015 20 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7
06/25/2015 107 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2015 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.8
06/11/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
05/21/2015 364 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/02/2014 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/25/2014 627 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
09/18/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
09/11/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/04/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/28/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 20 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/14/2014 839 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.7
08/07/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/31/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
07/24/2014 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 298 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.5 1.8
07/10/2014 197 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
07/02/2014 <10 Acceptable 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
06/26/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2014 993 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/12/2014 350 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.7
06/05/2014 1576 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.0
05/22/2014 504 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/03/2013 6488 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/19/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2013 10 Acceptable 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/05/2013 85 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/29/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/22/2013 52 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
08/15/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9
08/08/2013 238 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/01/2013 10 Acceptable 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/25/2013 299 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/18/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/11/2013 209 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.5
07/02/2013 384 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.9
06/27/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/20/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/13/2013 216 Beach Advisory 1.3 0.0 0.1 1.4 2.7
06/06/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.0
05/30/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
05/23/2013 10 Acceptable 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
09/27/2012 41 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/20/2012 3255 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.5
09/13/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/06/2012 6131 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/30/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.8
08/23/2012 183 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2012 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
08/09/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/02/2012 110 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/26/2012 31 Acceptable 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8
07/19/2012 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 1.8
07/12/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/05/2012 135 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/28/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/21/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/14/2012 220 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 1.0 0.0 1.4
06/07/2012 272 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/31/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/24/2012 135 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.0 0.2 1.4 2.6

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

93 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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