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Lower East Side- East River, Pier 42

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

89 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
09/29/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/22/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
09/15/2016 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
09/08/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/25/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/11/2016 20 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
08/04/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/21/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
07/07/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.5 1.2
06/30/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.6
06/16/2016 199 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/09/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.9 1.4
05/19/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 108 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
09/17/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/03/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
08/13/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
08/06/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
07/30/2015 <10 Acceptable 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.3
07/23/2015 20 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 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2015 20 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 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7 1.1
05/28/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/21/2015 20 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
09/18/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
09/11/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/04/2014 10 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 <10 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/14/2014 52 Acceptable 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 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 122 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.5 1.8
07/10/2014 20 Acceptable 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
07/02/2014 243 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
06/26/2014 10 Acceptable 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 41 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.7
06/05/2014 733 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.0
05/29/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 10 Acceptable 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 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/19/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2013 471 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/05/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/29/2013 110 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 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9
08/08/2013 10 Acceptable 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 52 Acceptable 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 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.5
07/02/2013 520 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.9
06/27/2013 160 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/20/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/13/2013 122 Beach Advisory 1.3 0.0 0.1 1.4 2.7
06/06/2013 41 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.0
05/30/2013 109 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
05/23/2013 10 Acceptable 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
09/27/2012 31 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/20/2012 373 Beach Advisory 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 448 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/30/2012 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.8
08/23/2012 884 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2012 148 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
08/09/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/02/2012 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/26/2012 2143 Beach Advisory 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8
07/19/2012 134 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 1.8
07/12/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/05/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/28/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
06/21/2012 173 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/14/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 1.0 0.0 1.4
06/07/2012 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/31/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/17/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.6

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

89 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 site is no longer actively sampled. Site Sponsor: Culligan/McGlllis Lab, Lamont-Dohery Earth Observatoryl; Site Coordinator: David Farnham

Agencies Responsible:

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

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