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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

65 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
09/29/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/22/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
09/15/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
09/08/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2016 20 Acceptable 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
05/19/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 85 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.5
09/24/2015 231 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 355 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/03/2015 10 Acceptable 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 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
08/13/2015 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
08/06/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
07/30/2015 31 Acceptable 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.3
07/23/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2015 106 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
07/09/2015 10 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4
07/01/2015 85 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 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.8
06/11/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/04/2015 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7 1.1
05/28/2015 73 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/21/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/02/2014 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/18/2014 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
09/11/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/04/2014 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 10 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/14/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.7
08/07/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/31/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
07/24/2014 72 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.5 1.8
07/10/2014 <10 Acceptable 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 20 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2014 20 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/12/2014 41 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.7
06/05/2014 435 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.0
05/29/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 144 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/03/2013 2046 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 404 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/19/2013 135 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2013 85 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/05/2013 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/29/2013 199 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/22/2013 84 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
08/15/2013 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9
08/08/2013 97 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/01/2013 906 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/25/2013 85 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/18/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/11/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.5
07/02/2013 794 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.9
06/27/2013 10 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/20/2013 645 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/13/2013 30 Acceptable 1.3 0.0 0.1 1.4 2.7
06/06/2013 52 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.0
05/30/2013 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
05/23/2013 10 Acceptable 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

65 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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