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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

27 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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10/12/2017121Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.20.4
09/28/201730Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/14/201774Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/03/20177270Beach Advisory0.00.30.00.00.3
07/20/2017243Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/22/2017299Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
06/08/201786Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
05/11/201797Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
10/27/2016100Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.10.1
10/13/201650Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/29/2016110Beach Advisory0.00.00.30.00.3
09/15/2016130Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/01/2016190Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/2016110Beach Advisory0.00.10.90.00.9
08/04/2016200Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/14/20161210Beach Advisory0.20.00.00.00.2
06/30/2016740Beach Advisory0.00.00.50.30.8
06/16/2016380Beach Advisory0.10.00.00.00.1
06/02/2016230Beach Advisory0.00.00.01.11.1
05/19/201620Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/08/2015216Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/24/2015146Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
09/10/20157701Beach Advisory0.40.00.00.00.4
08/27/2015328Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/13/2015708Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
07/30/2015373Beach Advisory0.00.00.10.00.1
07/16/2015657Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

27 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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