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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

86 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
09/22/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
09/15/2016 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
09/08/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/25/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/11/2016 10 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
08/04/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/21/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
07/14/2016 10 Acceptable 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/07/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.5 1.2
06/30/2016 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.6
06/23/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/09/2016 3873 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.9 1.4
06/02/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7
05/26/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/19/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 364 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.5
09/24/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 4352 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 85 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
08/06/2015 73 Beach Advisory 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 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
06/25/2015 158 Beach Advisory 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 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7 1.1
05/28/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/21/2015 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/02/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/25/2014 10 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
09/18/2014 103 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
09/11/2014 82 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/04/2014 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/28/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 187 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/14/2014 226 Beach Advisory 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 14136 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 144 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.5 1.8
07/02/2014 <10 Acceptable 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
06/26/2014 74 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2014 31 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/12/2014 231 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.7
06/05/2014 24196 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.0
05/29/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 910 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/03/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/26/2013 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/19/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2013 41 Acceptable 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/05/2013 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/29/2013 321 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/22/2013 20 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
08/15/2013 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9
08/08/2013 197 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/01/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/25/2013 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/18/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/11/2013 73 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.5
07/02/2013 355 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.9
06/27/2013 20 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/20/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/13/2013 20 Acceptable 1.3 0.0 0.1 1.4 2.7
06/06/2013 10 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.0
05/30/2013 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
09/27/2012 41 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/20/2012 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.5
09/13/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/06/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/30/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.8
08/23/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2012 350 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
08/02/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/26/2012 31 Acceptable 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8
06/28/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/28/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/21/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/21/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/14/2012 108 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 1.0 0.0 1.4
06/07/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

86 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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