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Flushing Meadows- Flushing Bay, World’s Fair Marina boat ramp

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

55 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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09/28/201794Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/21/201752Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
09/14/20171860Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
09/07/20173076Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.4
08/31/2017156Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.00.3
08/17/201741Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
08/10/2017646Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.80.8
08/03/2017<10Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
07/27/2017>24196Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.70.7
07/20/2017142Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/13/201712997Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/06/201751Acceptable0.00.00.00.50.5
06/29/20171658Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
06/22/201752Acceptable0.00.00.01.41.4
06/08/201763Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.1
06/01/201752Acceptable0.00.00.10.10.2
05/25/20171989Beach Advisory0.50.00.00.00.5
05/18/201762Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/29/201684Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
09/22/201631Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
09/15/2016>24196Beach Advisory0.00.60.00.00.6
09/08/201651Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/01/20168297Beach Advisory0.50.00.00.00.5
08/25/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/201610Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.2
08/11/201610Acceptable0.20.10.00.00.2
08/04/2016134Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/28/201610Acceptable0.00.00.01.01.0
07/21/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.40.4
07/14/2016<10Acceptable0.60.00.00.00.6
07/07/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.70.51.2
06/30/201652Acceptable0.00.00.10.50.6
06/23/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/16/201641Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/02/201610Acceptable0.00.00.01.71.7
05/26/201620Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/19/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/24/201563Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/201531Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/2015473Beach Advisory1.60.00.00.01.6
09/03/2015201Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/201520Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/13/2015<10Acceptable0.00.01.20.01.2
07/30/201510Acceptable2.00.00.00.42.3
07/23/201531Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/201552Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
07/09/2015156Beach Advisory0.30.00.10.00.4
07/01/201563Beach Advisory0.40.00.00.30.7
06/25/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/2015238Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.60.8
06/11/2015109Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.10.1
06/04/2015733Beach Advisory0.00.00.40.71.1
05/28/201530Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
05/21/2015364Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

55 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:

There is currently no water access at this sampling site, but access will probably be included in development being planned by the NYC Parks Department. There is a combined sewer overflow outfall very near to sampling site. Site Coordinator: Joe Walderman. 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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