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Hell’s Kitchen- Pier 66 dock, Hudson River Park

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

99 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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09/28/2017108Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/21/201730Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
09/14/201720Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/07/201731Acceptable0.00.40.00.00.4
08/31/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
07/06/2017Acceptable0.00.00.00.50.5
06/29/2017Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/08/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
06/01/201720Acceptable0.00.00.10.10.2
05/25/201710Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
05/18/201710Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/29/201610Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
09/22/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
09/01/201610Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
08/25/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/01/201586Beach Advisory0.11.30.10.01.5
09/24/201520Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/201531Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/2015364Beach Advisory1.60.00.00.01.6
09/03/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/201530Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/13/2015<10Acceptable0.00.01.20.01.2
08/06/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
07/30/2015<10Acceptable2.00.00.00.42.3
07/23/2015<10Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/201531Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
07/09/201510Acceptable0.30.00.10.00.4
07/01/201563Beach Advisory0.40.00.00.30.7
06/25/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201531Acceptable0.00.00.30.60.8
06/11/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/04/201563Beach Advisory0.00.00.40.71.1
05/28/201541Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
05/21/201531Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/02/201475Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/25/201474Beach Advisory0.30.00.00.00.3
09/18/201420Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
09/11/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/04/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/201420Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.4
08/14/201431Acceptable0.00.50.20.00.7
07/31/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
07/24/201494Beach Advisory0.00.20.00.00.2
07/17/2014226Beach Advisory0.00.01.30.51.8
07/10/2014<10Acceptable0.10.40.00.00.5
07/02/201410Acceptable1.00.00.00.01.0
06/26/201410Acceptable0.10.10.00.00.2
06/19/201420Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/12/201420Acceptable0.10.00.01.61.7
06/05/2014488Beach Advisory0.90.00.10.01.0
05/29/201452Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/2014173Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
10/03/201331Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/2013253Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/19/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/12/201310Acceptable1.60.00.00.01.6
09/05/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/29/2013272Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.5
08/22/2013331Beach Advisory0.30.00.00.00.3
08/15/201331Acceptable0.00.00.90.10.9
08/08/201331Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
07/25/201363Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.10.4
07/18/201352Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/11/2013<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.20.5
07/02/2013241Beach Advisory0.10.80.00.00.9
06/27/201310Acceptable0.20.10.00.00.3
06/20/20132254Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
06/13/201362Beach Advisory1.30.00.11.42.7
06/06/201320Acceptable0.10.00.00.91.0
05/30/201331Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
05/23/2013<10Acceptable1.80.00.00.01.8
09/27/201231Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
09/20/201298Beach Advisory0.00.01.50.01.5
09/13/201241Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/06/201231Acceptable0.00.10.10.00.2
08/30/201220Acceptable0.00.00.10.60.8
08/23/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/2012<10Acceptable0.00.60.00.00.6
08/09/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/02/201220Acceptable0.00.60.00.00.6
07/26/2012<10Acceptable0.60.00.00.20.8
07/19/2012145Beach Advisory0.01.80.00.01.8
07/12/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/05/2012<10Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/28/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
06/21/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/14/201210Acceptable0.00.31.00.01.4
06/07/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
05/31/201241Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/24/201210Acceptable1.00.00.21.42.6
05/17/201263Beach Advisory0.00.10.50.00.6
12/01/201150Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
11/21/20111Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
11/17/201145Acceptable0.70.70.00.01.4
11/09/201198Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/27/20112Acceptable0.60.00.00.00.6
10/20/20113Acceptable0.01.10.00.01.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

99 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:

This site is next to a community garden and composting center run by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. This site is no longer actively sampled. NYC WTA Partner: Gowanus Dredgers (sponsor); Site Coordinator: Eymund Diegel

Agencies Responsible:

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

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