North River Sewage Treatment Plant at 145th

125th St. Wastewater Treatment Plant Outfall

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

72 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
08/13/2017 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
07/09/2017 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.8
06/11/2017 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/14/2017 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 1.6 0.0 0.0 1.6
04/04/2017 1723 Beach Advisory 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2
10/12/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.6
09/13/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.5
07/12/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
06/14/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/19/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/11/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.9
09/10/2015 120 Beach Advisory 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
08/11/2015 241 Beach Advisory 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2
07/07/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/10/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
05/11/2015 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/12/2014 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
09/07/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
08/11/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/07/2014 185 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/12/2014 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.6
05/12/2014 171 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
10/16/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/18/2013 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/14/2013 51 Acceptable 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.0 1.0
07/17/2013 723 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/19/2013 74 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
05/31/2013 109 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5
11/08/2012 75 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.1 0.0 0.0 1.2
10/10/2012 2098 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.5
09/10/2012 2987 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
08/13/2012 521 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
07/16/2012 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/11/2012 231 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/15/2012 108 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
10/21/2011 794 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.1
09/14/2011 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2011 201 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 5.8 0.0 6.4
07/25/2011 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/22/2011 75 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/19/2011 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/27/2011 262 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/16/2011 52 Acceptable 0.2 0.9 0.0 0.0 1.1
10/12/2010 63 Beach Advisory 0.1 1.1 0.0 0.0 1.2
09/11/2010 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2010 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
07/21/2010 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
06/15/2010 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
05/21/2010 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.1
10/19/2009 52 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.4
09/14/2009 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
08/20/2009 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
07/28/2009 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.6 1.4 0.0 2.0
06/22/2009 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.8
06/06/2009 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.9 0.5 0.5 1.9
05/12/2009 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.6
10/20/2008 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/24/2008 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/19/2008 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/14/2008 147 Beach Advisory 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
07/02/2008 15 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.6
05/19/2008 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.9 1.0
09/06/2007 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/16/2007 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/11/2007 105 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
06/18/2007 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/23/2007 5 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
04/18/2007 236 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.9 7.6 8.5
11/10/2006 72 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 3.6 0.0 3.6
10/18/2006 35 Acceptable 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 1.1
09/26/2006 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

72 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

72 Samples taken

Sample Date [i] Entero 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 [i] Temp (f)

Temperature

Hudson River water temperature changes seasonally. Surface water temperature can change on small scales in the river reflecting natural and human influences.

[i] Salinity

Salinity

Estuaries like the Hudson are where freshwaters in rivers meet the sea. Salinity tells us about the relative contribution of fresh and salt water within a particular region of the estuary. 

[i] Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll

A measure of the amount of microscopic algae present in the water. High chlorophyll counts can mean high levels of the nutrients phosphorus and nitrogen, and the threat, or presence, of algae blooms.

[i] Turbidity

Turbidity

Turbidity is a measure of the amount of fine particles suspended in the water. As turbidity rises, light penetration, a key factor for aquatic plants and algae, diminishes.

[i] Oxygen

Oxygen

Oxygen concentrations in the water are closely connected to biological activities. Surface waters are typically in equilibrium with the atmosphere such that the oxygen concentration near the surface is close to fully saturated (100%).

Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort
08/13/2017 20 Acceptable 76.3 14.4 2.2 20.5 69.3
07/09/2017 10 Acceptable 75.7 8.3 2.7 9.1 98.8
06/11/2017 41 Acceptable 68.9 6 1.8 13 90.3
05/14/2017 75 Beach Advisory 58.0 2.6 2.1 21.1 96.0
04/04/2017 1723 Beach Advisory 42.2 3.8 2.3 34.0 93.0
10/12/2016 <10 Acceptable
09/13/2016 <10 Acceptable 76.7 14.5 37.4 n/a 128.9
08/14/2016 <10 Acceptable 83.4 11.5 47.6 21.1 174.6
07/12/2016 <10 Acceptable 78 10.1 8.3 8.7 105.5
06/14/2016 <10 Acceptable 68.9 8.3 3.7 27.5 99.8
05/19/2016 <10 Acceptable 59.3 10.9 2.1 n/a 96.5
10/11/2015 10 Acceptable 65.8 18.7 3.5 36 85
09/10/2015 120 Beach Advisory 77.8 18.6 7.7 12 75
08/11/2015 241 Beach Advisory 75.1 19.9 4.7 29 80
07/07/2015 <10 Acceptable 75.1 9.9 5.5 35 82
06/10/2015 10 Acceptable 68.4 11.1 2.6 12 85
05/11/2015 10 Acceptable 60 12.8 2.7 31 92
10/12/2014 86 Beach Advisory 64.8 17 1.5 29 77
09/07/2014 <10 Acceptable 77.4 12.9 5.5 11 87
08/11/2014 20 Acceptable 77.1 13.9 0.8 18 77
07/07/2014 185 Beach Advisory 76.7 7.7 10.1 15 102
06/12/2014 41 Acceptable 67.6 10.5 33.2 20 113
05/12/2014 171 Beach Advisory 58.9 6.6 2.4 23 98
10/16/2013 <10 Acceptable 65.3 20.9 1.3 13 79
09/18/2013 41 Acceptable 69.1 20.8 1.9 24 72
08/14/2013 51 Acceptable 76.1 10.9 9.1 39 93
07/17/2013 723 Beach Advisory 80.8 9 7.6 73 95
06/19/2013 74 Beach Advisory 70.1 5.2 3.5 21 94
05/31/2013 109 Beach Advisory 66.2 5.2 3.1 70 91
11/08/2012 75 Beach Advisory 51.6 11.1 1 34 90
10/10/2012 2098 Beach Advisory 66.1 9.4 6.9 6 91
09/10/2012 2987 Beach Advisory 76.9 11.7 11.1 63 94
08/13/2012 521 Beach Advisory 81.8 15.2 9.7 10 133
07/16/2012 52 Acceptable 82.2 15.2 21.6 9 151
06/11/2012 231 Beach Advisory 71.7 8.6 5.9 n/a 83
05/15/2012 108 Beach Advisory 61.7 5.4 3.4 35 97
10/21/2011 794 Beach Advisory 62.1 3.8 1.9 38 91
09/14/2011 31 Acceptable 72.1 3.5 1.7 125 80
08/16/2011 201 Beach Advisory 77.6 14.9 1.6 76 67
07/25/2011 10 Acceptable 82.1 6.6 23 9 144
07/22/2011 75 Beach Advisory 85.3 8.8 43.5 18 n/a
07/19/2011 <10 Acceptable 79.2 13.7 2.8 15 84
06/27/2011 262 Beach Advisory 76.8 4.2 11 50 102
05/16/2011 52 Acceptable 58 8.4 2.7 140 85
10/12/2010 63 Beach Advisory 66.1 9.7 3.6 19 82
09/11/2010 <10 Acceptable 73.3 19.8 2.4 70 71
08/17/2010 10 Acceptable 78.4 17.5 3.8 21 72
07/21/2010 10 Acceptable 82.6 13.7 67.2 18 167
06/15/2010 20 Acceptable 68.8 18 2.5 50 66
05/21/2010 10 Acceptable 60.9 13.3 3 33 87
10/19/2009 52 Acceptable 57 16.3 n/a n/a 85
09/14/2009 <10 Acceptable 73.3 12.5 2.9 35 85
08/20/2009 10 Acceptable 78.5 14.5 1.7 29 65
07/28/2009 31 Acceptable 77.2 10.2 2.3 19 77
06/22/2009 31 Acceptable 70.3 2.5 0.9 72 83
06/06/2009 20 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/12/2009 20 Acceptable 60.4 7.1 1.4 42 92
10/20/2008 10 Acceptable 61.9 20.2 1.4 12 81
09/24/2008 <10 Acceptable 70.3 15.8 1.9 16 79
08/19/2008 <10 Acceptable 75.8 16.3 1.6 52 75
07/14/2008 147 Beach Advisory 78 10.9 6.3 11 102
07/02/2008 15 Acceptable 77.9 11.7 9 13 109
05/19/2008 <10 Acceptable 59.2 9 1.2 39 93
09/06/2007 <10 Acceptable 75.1 18.2 6 38 86
08/16/2007 2 Acceptable 77.9 17.2 2.1 113 72
07/11/2007 105 Beach Advisory 71.2 22 3.5 127 81
06/18/2007 9 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/23/2007 5 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
04/18/2007 236 Beach Advisory 44.2 0.6 0.2 69 100
11/10/2006 72 Beach Advisory 52.6 2.9 1.4 41 94
10/18/2006 35 Acceptable 63.2 10.4 4 6 90
09/26/2006 2 Acceptable 69.8 17.6 0.2 n/a 82

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 Riverkeeper, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and CUNY Queens College staff, and processed on the Riverkeeper vessel, according to the 2014 Quality Assurance Project Plan.

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:

Manhattan, NY
The Hudson in the vicinity of this sewage treatment plant has recreational boating, kayaking and fishing.

Agencies Responsible:

NYCDEP: 212-639-9675 or NYSDEC Region 2: 718-482-4933

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