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Hastings- South County Trail boat access at Farragut Avenue

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

20 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
05/11/2017 97 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/27/2016 100 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 110 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
09/15/2016 130 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2016 190 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2016 110 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.0 0.9
08/04/2016 200 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2016 1210 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/30/2016 740 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.8
06/16/2016 380 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/02/2016 230 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.1
05/19/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/08/2015 216 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/24/2015 146 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 7701 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/27/2015 328 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/13/2015 708 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/30/2015 373 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2015 657 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

20 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:

At this location there is access to the South County Trailway, and a local resident is developing boating access to the river.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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