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Hoboken Cove (Maxwell Place) Beach boathouse

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

52 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
07/13/2017 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/06/2017 203 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
06/29/2017 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/22/2017 109 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
06/08/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/01/2017 122 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
05/25/2017 1607 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/18/2017 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2016 3873 Beach Advisory 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 226 Beach Advisory 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 311 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/25/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 345 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 206 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.5
09/24/2015 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 63 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
08/27/2015 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
08/13/2015 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
08/06/2015 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
07/30/2015 51 Acceptable 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.3
07/23/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2015 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
07/09/2015 20 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4
07/01/2015 110 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 20 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 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7 1.1
05/28/2015 171 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/21/2015 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/02/2014 156 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/25/2014 41 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
09/18/2014 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
09/11/2014 213 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/04/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 20 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/14/2014 98 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.7
08/07/2014 52 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 223 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.5 1.8
07/10/2014 1455 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
07/02/2014 155 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
06/26/2014 63 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2014 201 Beach Advisory 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 857 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.0
05/29/2014 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

52 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:

NJDEP

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