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Hell’s Kitchen- Pier 84 floating 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

83 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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09/28/2017683Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/21/201710Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
09/14/20171904Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
09/07/201784Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.4
08/31/201774Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.00.3
08/17/20171396Beach Advisory0.00.00.50.00.5
08/10/201741Acceptable0.00.00.00.80.8
08/03/2017113Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
07/27/201720Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
07/20/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/13/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/06/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.50.5
06/29/201752Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/22/201730Acceptable0.00.00.01.41.4
06/08/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
06/01/201720Acceptable0.00.00.10.10.2
05/25/201710Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
05/18/201710Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/29/201631Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
09/22/201620Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
09/15/201631Acceptable0.00.60.00.00.6
09/08/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/01/201620Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
08/25/201610Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/01/201585Beach Advisory0.11.30.10.01.5
09/24/2015231Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/2015355Beach Advisory1.60.00.00.01.6
09/03/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/13/201531Acceptable0.00.01.20.01.2
08/06/201520Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
07/30/201531Acceptable2.00.00.00.42.3
07/23/201520Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/2015106Beach Advisory0.00.10.40.00.5
07/09/201510Acceptable0.30.00.10.00.4
07/01/201585Beach Advisory0.40.00.00.30.7
06/25/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201552Acceptable0.00.00.30.60.8
06/11/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/04/201541Acceptable0.00.00.40.71.1
05/28/201573Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
05/21/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/02/201430Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/18/201430Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
09/11/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/04/201430Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/201410Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.4
08/14/201420Acceptable0.00.50.20.00.7
08/07/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/31/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
07/24/201472Beach Advisory0.00.20.00.00.2
07/17/201463Beach Advisory0.00.01.30.51.8
07/10/2014<10Acceptable0.10.40.00.00.5
07/02/2014<10Acceptable1.00.00.00.01.0
06/26/201420Acceptable0.10.10.00.00.2
06/19/201420Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/12/201441Acceptable0.10.00.01.61.7
06/05/2014435Beach Advisory0.90.00.10.01.0
05/29/201420Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/2014144Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
10/03/20132046Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/2013404Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/19/2013135Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/12/201385Beach Advisory1.60.00.00.01.6
09/05/201352Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/29/2013199Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.5
08/22/201384Beach Advisory0.30.00.00.00.3
08/15/201331Acceptable0.00.00.90.10.9
08/08/201397Beach Advisory0.50.00.00.00.5
08/01/2013906Beach Advisory0.70.00.00.00.7
07/25/201385Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.10.4
07/18/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/11/201310Acceptable0.00.00.20.20.5
07/02/2013794Beach Advisory0.10.80.00.00.9
06/27/201310Acceptable0.20.10.00.00.3
06/20/2013645Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
06/13/201330Acceptable1.30.00.11.42.7
06/06/201352Acceptable0.10.00.00.91.0
05/30/201352Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
05/23/201310Acceptable1.80.00.00.01.8

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

83 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: Eymund Diegel. Site Sponsor: Gowanus Dredgers. These samples are processed by The River Project.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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