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Ossining- Louis Engel Park 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

34 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
08/16/2017 103 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/09/2017 25 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/02/2017 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/26/2017 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/19/2017 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/12/2017 8 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/05/2017 21 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/29/2017 39 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/21/2017 29 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/24/2016 4 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.9
08/17/2016 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.6
08/10/2016 <1 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/03/2016 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
07/27/2016 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.2
07/20/2016 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/13/2016 >1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/06/2016 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.7
06/29/2016 55 Acceptable 0.0 0.4 0.6 0.0 1.0
06/22/2016 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/24/2015 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/17/2015 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/09/2015 2 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
09/01/2015 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/25/2015 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2015 7 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/12/2015 3 Acceptable 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.2
08/04/2015 18 Acceptable 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/28/2015 55 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/21/2015 33 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.8
07/15/2015 122 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
07/08/2015 16 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
06/23/2015 <1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/18/2015 1 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

34 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:

Until the mid-1900's, Louis Engel Park was home to a Hudson River swimming beach, until the floating dock was deliberately sunk.

Agencies Responsible:

Westchester County Dept. of Health: 914-813-5000; NYSDEC Region 3: 914-428-2505

Enterococcus is an EPA-approved fecal contamination indicator.

Ossining waterfront samples are taken by Ossining High School students and processed at OHS, using methods and study designs that are consistent with Riverkeeper’s Hudson River and Community Water Quality Testing programs.

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