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Upper West Side- West 72nd Street kayak launch

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

46 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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08/31/2017Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
07/27/2017Acceptable0.00.00.00.70.7
07/06/2017Acceptable0.00.00.00.50.5
09/24/201530Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/17/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/20152481Beach Advisory1.60.00.00.01.6
09/03/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/27/201510Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/20/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.30.00.3
08/13/201531Acceptable0.00.01.20.01.2
08/06/201531Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
07/30/201552Acceptable2.00.00.00.42.3
07/23/2015<10Acceptable0.00.30.00.00.3
07/16/201520Acceptable0.00.10.40.00.5
07/09/201563Beach Advisory0.30.00.10.00.4
07/01/2015228Beach Advisory0.40.00.00.30.7
06/25/201541Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/18/201520Acceptable0.00.00.30.60.8
06/11/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
06/04/201520Acceptable0.00.00.40.71.1
05/28/2015156Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
05/21/201520Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/05/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
08/29/2013181Beach Advisory0.00.40.00.00.5
07/25/201320Acceptable0.00.00.30.10.4
07/18/201363Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/11/2013<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.20.5
07/02/2013537Beach Advisory0.10.80.00.00.9
06/27/201320Acceptable0.20.10.00.00.3
06/13/201374Beach Advisory1.30.00.11.42.7
06/06/2013107Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.91.0
05/30/201398Beach Advisory0.00.00.50.00.5
05/23/201384Beach Advisory1.80.00.00.01.8
09/20/2012364Beach Advisory0.00.01.50.01.5
09/06/2012110Beach Advisory0.00.10.10.00.2
08/30/201252Acceptable0.00.00.10.60.8
08/23/2012168Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/26/201297Beach Advisory0.60.00.00.20.8
07/19/201285Beach Advisory0.01.80.00.01.8
07/12/201210Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/05/2012<10Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
06/28/201220Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
06/07/201274Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.20.2
05/31/201220Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
05/24/201274Beach Advisory1.00.00.21.42.6
05/17/201231Acceptable0.00.10.50.00.6

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

46 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 on the north side of Paerdegat Basin, an arm of Jamaica Bay, is owned and operated by the Sebago Canoe Club, and is a launch site on the NYC Water Trail. Site Coordinator: Beth Bloedow. These samples are processed by Brooklyn College.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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