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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

12 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
09/01/2022 1274 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
08/25/2022 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
08/18/2022 1415 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
08/11/2022 17329 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/04/2022 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2022 595 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/14/2022 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/07/2022 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/30/2022 933 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
06/23/2022 73 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/16/2022 15531 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/09/2022 >24196 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

12 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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