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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

8 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
07/22/2021 2667 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/15/2021 504 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
07/08/2021 4884 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/01/2021 14136 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.7 0.0 0.0 1.6
06/24/2021 138 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/17/2021 477 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/10/2021 85 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.6
06/03/2021 161 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

8 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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