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Elmsford- Mine Brook tributary

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

19 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
10/27/2016 130 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
10/13/2016 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2016 100 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.5
09/15/2016 160 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2016 700 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/18/2016 930 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.5
08/04/2016 250 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2016 1520 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/30/2016 910 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.4 1.1
06/16/2016 620 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/02/2016 230 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
05/19/2016 50 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/08/2015 156 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/24/2015 221 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 12997 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
08/27/2015 256 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/13/2015 842 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 1.1 0.0 1.2
07/30/2015 609 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/16/2015 315 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

19 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 tributary emerges from a tunnel into an office park, where it is ditched and receives surface water runoff through numerous outfalls. This site was tested by Groundworks Hudson Valley's 2008-2012 study.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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