Yonkers- Torre Place

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

42 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
10/18/2018233Beach Advisory0.
10/04/20185475Beach Advisory0.
09/20/2018473Beach Advisory0.
09/06/2018160Beach Advisory0.
08/23/20182723Beach Advisory0.
08/09/20182098Beach Advisory0.
07/26/20184884Beach Advisory0.
07/12/2018441Beach Advisory0.
06/28/2018>24196Beach Advisory0.
06/14/2018341Beach Advisory0.
05/31/2018480Beach Advisory0.
10/26/2017657Beach Advisory0.
10/12/20176131Beach Advisory0.
09/28/2017120Beach Advisory0.
09/14/2017181Beach Advisory0.
08/31/2017110Beach Advisory0.
08/03/20171317Beach Advisory0.
07/20/2017160Beach Advisory0.
07/06/2017383Beach Advisory0.
06/22/20171860Beach Advisory0.
06/08/2017122Beach Advisory0.
05/25/201715531Beach Advisory0.
05/11/2017158Beach Advisory0.
10/27/2016190Beach Advisory0.
10/13/2016130Beach Advisory0.
09/29/2016250Beach Advisory0.
09/15/2016320Beach Advisory0.
09/01/201613000Beach Advisory0.
08/18/2016500Beach Advisory0.
08/04/2016140Beach Advisory0.
07/14/20163450Beach Advisory0.
06/30/2016750Beach Advisory0.
06/16/2016400Beach Advisory0.
06/02/2016320Beach Advisory0.
10/08/2015216Beach Advisory0.
09/24/2015336Beach Advisory0.
09/10/2015>24196Beach Advisory0.
08/27/2015934Beach Advisory0.
08/13/20151483Beach Advisory0.
07/30/20151090Beach Advisory0.
07/16/2015933Beach Advisory0.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

42 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 sampling site is located within the channelized former industrial area at the outskirts of downtown Yonkers.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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