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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

94 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
10/03/2019 801 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2019 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
09/19/2019 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2019 1211 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/05/2019 122 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
08/29/2019 107 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/22/2019 592 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/15/2019 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/08/2019 24196 Beach Advisory 0.2 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.4
08/01/2019 2226 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4
07/18/2019 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.5 1.8 0.0 0.0 2.3
07/11/2019 107 Beach Advisory 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
06/27/2019 1314 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.9
06/20/2019 855 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.7 0.0 0.8
06/13/2019 1956 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.6 1.1
06/06/2019 108 Beach Advisory 0.0
05/30/2019 5794 Beach Advisory 0.0
05/23/2019 1178 Beach Advisory 0.0
10/04/2018 121 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.7
09/27/2018 3255 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 2.0 0.0 2.2
09/20/2018 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
09/13/2018 4786 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.9 1.2
09/06/2018 <10 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/30/2018 733 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2018 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.8
08/16/2018 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.8 0.7 0.0 1.5
08/09/2018 11199 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.7
08/02/2018 84 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.9
07/26/2018 17329 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.2 1.0
07/12/2018 134 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/05/2018 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/28/2018 197 Beach Advisory 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
06/21/2018 1259 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.8
06/14/2018 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/07/2018 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/31/2018 97 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/24/2018 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
09/28/2017 94 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/21/2017 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/14/2017 1860 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/07/2017 3076 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/31/2017 156 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/24/2017 171 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
08/17/2017 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
08/10/2017 646 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
08/03/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/27/2017 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
07/20/2017 142 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/13/2017 12997 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/06/2017 51 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
06/29/2017 1658 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/22/2017 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
06/15/2017 146 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/08/2017 63 Beach Advisory 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 1989 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.1
05/18/2017 62 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2016 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/22/2016 31 Acceptable 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 51 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2016 8297 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
08/18/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/11/2016 10 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
08/04/2016 134 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/21/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
07/14/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/07/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.5 1.2
06/30/2016 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.6
06/23/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 41 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/02/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7
05/26/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/19/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/24/2015 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2015 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 473 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/03/2015 201 Beach Advisory 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 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2015 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
07/09/2015 156 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4
07/01/2015 63 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7
06/25/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2015 238 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.8
06/11/2015 109 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/04/2015 733 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7 1.1
05/28/2015 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/21/2015 364 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

94 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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