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Washington Heights- West 154th Street, Riverside Park

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

73 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
09/14/2017 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/07/2017 395 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/31/2017 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
08/17/2017 223 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
08/10/2017 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
07/27/2017 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
07/20/2017 2755 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/13/2017 85 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/06/2017 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
06/29/2017 73 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/22/2017 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
06/08/2017 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/01/2017 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
05/25/2017 350 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
05/18/2017 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2016 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
09/15/2016 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
09/08/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2016 108 Beach Advisory 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 74 Beach Advisory 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
07/28/2016 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
07/21/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
07/14/2016 41 Acceptable 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6
07/07/2016 41 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
06/23/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/16/2016 20 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/09/2016 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.9 1.4
06/02/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.7
05/26/2016 31 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 173 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.5
09/24/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2015 73 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 383 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
09/03/2015 419 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/27/2015 98 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/20/2015 241 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
08/13/2015 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
08/06/2015 98 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
07/30/2015 1223 Beach Advisory 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.3
07/23/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
07/16/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.5
07/09/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4
07/01/2015 96 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7
06/25/2015 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2015 31 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 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7 1.1
05/28/2015 31 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
09/25/2014 164 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
09/18/2014 369 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
09/11/2014 857 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/04/2014 96 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/28/2014 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2014 31 Acceptable 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/14/2014 862 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.7
08/07/2014 209 Beach Advisory 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 379 Beach Advisory 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 120 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5
07/02/2014 10 Acceptable 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
06/26/2014 107 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/19/2014 175 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/12/2014 108 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.7
06/05/2014 303 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.0
05/29/2014 282 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
12/31/1969 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

73 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: North Brooklyn Boat Club; Site Coordinator: Willis Elkins

Agencies Responsible:

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

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