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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

102 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
09/21/201798Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.00.2
09/14/2017<10Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/07/201710Acceptable0.00.40.00.00.4
08/31/201730Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/17/201710Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
08/10/201720Acceptable0.00.00.00.80.8
08/03/201741Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
07/27/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
07/20/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/13/201752Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/06/201710Acceptable0.00.00.00.50.5
06/29/201720Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/08/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.00.1
05/25/20177701Beach Advisory0.80.00.00.00.8
05/18/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/22/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
09/15/201652Acceptable0.00.60.00.00.6
09/08/201631Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/25/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/11/201610Acceptable0.20.10.00.00.2
08/04/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/28/201631Acceptable0.00.00.01.01.0
07/21/201620Acceptable0.00.00.00.40.4
07/14/201610Acceptable0.60.00.00.00.6
07/07/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.70.51.2
06/30/201652Acceptable0.00.00.10.50.6
06/23/201620Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/09/20163873Beach Advisory0.00.50.00.91.4
06/02/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.01.71.7
05/26/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/19/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/01/2015364Beach Advisory0.11.30.10.01.5
09/24/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/20154352Beach Advisory1.60.00.00.01.6
09/03/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/13/201585Beach Advisory0.00.01.20.01.2
08/06/201573Beach Advisory0.00.00.40.00.4
07/30/201531Acceptable2.00.00.00.42.3
07/23/201541Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/201510Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
06/25/2015158Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201552Acceptable0.00.00.30.60.8
06/11/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/04/201552Acceptable0.00.00.40.71.1
05/28/201520Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
05/21/201552Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/02/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/25/201410Acceptable0.30.00.00.00.3
09/18/2014103Beach Advisory0.00.00.40.00.4
09/11/201482Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/04/201431Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/28/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/2014187Beach Advisory0.40.00.00.00.4
08/14/2014226Beach Advisory0.00.50.20.00.7
08/07/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/31/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
07/24/201414136Beach Advisory0.00.20.00.00.2
07/17/2014144Beach Advisory0.00.01.30.51.8
07/02/2014<10Acceptable1.00.00.00.01.0
06/26/201474Beach Advisory0.10.10.00.00.2
06/19/201431Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/12/2014231Beach Advisory0.10.00.01.61.7
06/05/201424196Beach Advisory0.90.00.10.01.0
05/29/201410Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/2014910Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
10/03/2013<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/26/201386Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/19/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/12/201341Acceptable1.60.00.00.01.6
09/05/201330Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/29/2013321Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.5
08/22/201320Acceptable0.30.00.00.00.3
08/15/201352Acceptable0.00.00.90.10.9
08/08/2013197Beach Advisory0.50.00.00.00.5
08/01/2013<10Acceptable0.70.00.00.00.7
07/25/201375Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.10.4
07/18/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/11/201373Beach Advisory0.00.00.20.20.5
07/02/2013355Beach Advisory0.10.80.00.00.9
06/27/201320Acceptable0.20.10.00.00.3
06/20/201320Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/13/201320Acceptable1.30.00.11.42.7
06/06/201310Acceptable0.10.00.00.91.0
05/30/201341Acceptable0.00.00.50.00.5
09/27/201241Acceptable0.10.00.00.00.1
09/20/201241Acceptable0.00.01.50.01.5
09/13/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/06/201220Acceptable0.00.10.10.00.2
08/30/201210Acceptable0.00.00.10.60.8
08/23/201210Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/16/2012350Beach Advisory0.00.60.00.00.6
08/02/201210Acceptable0.00.60.00.00.6
07/26/201231Acceptable0.60.00.00.20.8
06/28/201210Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
06/28/201210Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
06/21/201220Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/21/201220Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/14/2012108Beach Advisory0.00.31.00.01.4
06/07/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

102 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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