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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

16 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
09/23/2021 373 Beach Advisory 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.5
09/09/2021 63 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
09/02/2021 2098 Beach Advisory 0.1 7.1 0.0 0.0 7.2
08/26/2021 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.1
08/19/2021 275 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/12/2021 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.8 0.0 1.0
08/05/2021 148 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/22/2021 97 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/15/2021 110 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
07/08/2021 98 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/01/2021 309 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.7 0.0 0.0 1.6
06/24/2021 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/17/2021 62 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/10/2021 121 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.6
06/03/2021 135 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/20/2021 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

16 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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