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Long Island City- East River, Anable Basin dock

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 107 Beach Advisory 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.5
09/09/2021 512 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
09/02/2021 10462 Beach Advisory 0.1 7.1 0.0 0.0 7.2
08/26/2021 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.1
08/19/2021 670 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/12/2021 3448 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.8 0.0 1.0
08/05/2021 127 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/22/2021 187 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/15/2021 11199 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
07/08/2021 121 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/01/2021 480 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.7 0.0 0.0 1.6
06/24/2021 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/17/2021 292 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/10/2021 199 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.6
06/03/2021 301 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:

This dock is the home of the Downtown Boathouse, whose free public programming puts more than 40,000 paddlers on the water per year. Site Coordinator: Carrie Roble. Site Sponsor: Hudson River Park. These samples are processed by The River Project.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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