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Red Hook- Valentino Pier beach

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 84 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/22/2016 368 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
09/15/2016 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
09/08/2016 110 Beach Advisory 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
08/18/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/11/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
08/04/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/28/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/21/2016 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
07/14/2016 20 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 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.6
06/23/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 84 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/09/2016 332 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
05/19/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 134 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 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 96 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 20 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 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
08/06/2015 20 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 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2015 31 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 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.8
06/11/2015 20 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 41 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 332 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
09/18/2014 20 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 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/28/2014 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 20 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/07/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/31/2014 108 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
07/24/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/17/2014 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.5 1.8
07/10/2014 52 Acceptable 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
07/01/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/26/2014 31 Acceptable 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2014 246 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/12/2014 1785 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.7
06/05/2014 359 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.0
05/29/2014 63 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2014 20 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/03/2013 98 Beach Advisory 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 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2013 <10 Acceptable 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/05/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
08/29/2013 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/22/2013 41 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
08/15/2013 183 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9
08/08/2013 31 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
08/01/2013 51 Acceptable 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
07/25/2013 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4
07/18/2013 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/11/2013 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.5
07/02/2013 191 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.9
06/27/2013 52 Acceptable 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/20/2013 107 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/13/2013 1017 Beach Advisory 1.3 0.0 0.1 1.4 2.7
06/06/2013 1223 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.0
09/27/2012 336 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/20/2012 146 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.5
09/13/2012 275 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/06/2012 85 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
08/23/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2012 480 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 676 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/26/2012 52 Acceptable 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8
07/19/2012 1789 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 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/21/2012 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/31/2012 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
05/24/2012 10 Acceptable 1.0 0.0 0.2 1.4 2.6
05/17/2012 63 Beach Advisory 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:

Site coordinator: Kate Good. Site sponsor: John Jay College Department of Science. These samples are processed by John Jay College Environmental Science Lab (Sandra Swenson and Kate Good).

Agencies Responsible:

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

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