Yonkers- Walsh Road

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

21 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 433 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/27/2016 240 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
10/13/2016 440 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/29/2016 240 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
09/15/2016 570 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/01/2016 15530 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/18/2016 6490 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.0 0.9
08/04/2016 390 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2016 1540 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/30/2016 840 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.8
06/16/2016 2100 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/02/2016 500 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.1
05/19/2016 1660 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/08/2015 393 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/01/2015 11199 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.1
09/24/2015 199 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2015 17329 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
08/27/2015 528 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/13/2015 703 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/30/2015 888 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
07/16/2015 278 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

21 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 is the first sampling site located downstream of the channelized former industrial area at the outskirts of downtown Yonkers. This site was sampled by Groundwork Hudson Valley in its 2008-2012 study.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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