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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

61 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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09/28/201720Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/14/201752Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/07/201763Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.4
08/31/201710Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/17/201720Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
08/10/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.80.8
08/03/2017173Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
07/27/201710Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
07/20/2017235Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/13/201763Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/06/2017203Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.50.5
06/29/201752Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/22/2017109Beach Advisory0.00.00.01.41.4
06/08/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
06/01/2017122Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.10.2
05/25/20171607Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.00.1
05/18/201752Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/29/20163873Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
09/22/201620Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
09/15/2016226Beach Advisory0.00.60.00.00.6
09/08/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/01/2016311Beach Advisory0.50.00.00.00.5
08/25/201620Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/19/2016345Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/01/2015206Beach Advisory0.11.30.10.01.5
09/24/201531Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/201520Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/201563Beach Advisory1.60.00.00.01.6
08/27/201541Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/201552Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/13/201541Acceptable0.00.01.20.01.2
08/06/201541Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
07/30/201551Acceptable2.00.00.00.42.3
07/23/2015<10Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/201575Beach Advisory0.00.10.40.00.5
07/09/201520Acceptable0.30.00.10.00.4
07/01/2015110Beach Advisory0.40.00.00.30.7
06/25/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201520Acceptable0.00.00.30.60.8
06/11/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/04/201531Acceptable0.00.00.40.71.1
05/28/2015171Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
05/21/201531Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/02/2014156Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/25/201441Acceptable0.30.00.00.00.3
09/18/201441Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
09/11/2014213Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/04/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/201420Acceptable0.40.00.00.00.4
08/14/201498Beach Advisory0.00.50.20.00.7
08/07/201452Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/31/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
07/24/2014223Beach Advisory0.00.20.00.00.2
07/17/201441Acceptable0.00.01.30.51.8
07/10/20141455Beach Advisory0.10.40.00.00.5
07/02/2014155Beach Advisory1.00.00.00.01.0
06/26/201463Beach Advisory0.10.10.00.00.2
06/19/2014201Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
06/12/201441Acceptable0.10.00.01.61.7
06/05/2014857Beach Advisory0.90.00.10.01.0
05/29/201431Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

61 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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