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Flushing Meadows Corona Park- Willow Lake

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

13 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
09/04/2014 379 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2014 1455 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.7
08/07/2014 1421 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/31/2014 512 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
07/24/2014 959 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 867 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.5 1.8
07/10/2014 629 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 75 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2014 295 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/12/2014 379 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.7
06/05/2014 97 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.0
05/29/2014 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

13 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:

Site Coordinator: Rob Buchanan. Site Sponsor: Village Community Boathouse. These samples are processed by The River Project.

Agencies Responsible:

NYCDEP: 212-639-9675; NYSDEC Region 2: 718-482-4933

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