Peekskill Riverfront Green Park

Peekskill Riverfront Green Park

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

67 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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10/17/2017<10Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.2
09/12/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/15/201752Acceptable0.10.00.00.40.5
07/11/2017<10Acceptable0.40.10.00.00.5
06/13/2017<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/16/201720Acceptable0.00.00.11.71.8
04/06/201710Acceptable0.90.01.10.02.0
10/16/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.10.1
09/15/201641Acceptable0.00.20.00.00.2
08/16/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.10.2
07/14/201620Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/16/201620Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/21/2016<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/13/201520Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/12/201520Acceptable0.00.31.30.01.6
08/13/2015<10Acceptable0.00.01.00.01.0
07/09/2015<10Acceptable0.30.30.10.00.7
06/12/201520Acceptable0.00.00.00.20.2
05/13/2015<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/14/201420Acceptable0.00.00.00.40.4
09/08/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/12/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/08/201430Acceptable0.20.00.00.00.2
06/13/20142481Beach Advisory1.40.00.10.01.5
05/13/2014<10Acceptable0.00.00.10.30.4
10/17/201320Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/19/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/15/201330Acceptable0.00.00.70.41.1
07/18/201310Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/20/201310Acceptable0.00.00.30.20.5
05/30/2013<10Acceptable0.00.00.40.00.4
10/11/201231Acceptable0.00.10.00.00.1
09/11/201231Acceptable0.00.00.01.41.4
08/14/201231Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/17/2012<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2
06/12/201241Acceptable0.50.00.00.00.5
05/16/201241Acceptable0.10.40.10.00.6
10/20/2011262Beach Advisory0.00.10.00.00.1
09/15/20114352Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/17/2011<10Acceptable0.00.00.03.43.4
07/18/201120Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
06/28/201131Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/17/20112014Beach Advisory1.20.00.80.02.0
10/13/201031Acceptable0.00.10.30.00.4
09/12/201086Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.00.0
08/18/2010<10Acceptable0.00.00.20.30.5
07/22/201073Beach Advisory0.00.10.01.41.5
06/16/201010Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/22/2010<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/20/200910Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/15/2009<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/2009<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/29/2009<10Acceptable0.60.00.00.20.8
06/23/200986Beach Advisory0.00.00.60.51.1
06/08/200910Acceptable0.00.00.00.80.8
05/13/200957Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
10/21/200820Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
09/23/2008<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/21/2008<10Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
07/15/200828Acceptable0.01.10.00.01.1
06/25/200886Beach Advisory0.00.00.00.10.1
06/16/2008276Beach Advisory0.00.01.70.01.7
05/20/200818Acceptable0.30.00.20.10.6
09/09/20072Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
08/23/20079Acceptable0.00.01.30.11.4
07/16/20072Acceptable0.00.00.00.00.0
05/21/200728Acceptable0.00.00.20.00.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

67 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

67 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%).

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10/17/2017<10Acceptable69.94.31.59.589.4
09/12/2017<10Acceptable75.34.338.990.7
08/15/201752Acceptable79.12.29.113.593.8
07/11/2017<10Acceptable79.90.72.913.694.1
06/13/2017<10Acceptable73.60.12.812.2126.4
05/16/201720Acceptable61.40.12.321.8101.2
04/06/201710Acceptable42.70.12.020.299.5
10/16/2016<10Acceptable66.86.72.93888
09/15/201641Acceptable78.25.73.6n/a95
08/16/2016<10Acceptable84.42.79.32897
07/14/201620Acceptable79.13.55.21192
06/16/201620Acceptable70.62.24.82197
05/21/2016<10Acceptable600.43.231101
10/13/201520Acceptable68.53.93.51391
09/12/201520Acceptable81.24.63.71882
08/13/2015<10Acceptable81.834.31589
07/09/2015<10Acceptable76.20.22.32883
06/12/201520Acceptable70.40.63.71793
05/13/2015<10Acceptable59.612.732n/a
10/14/201420Acceptable68.741.61687
09/08/2014<10Acceptable78.21.65.42593
08/12/2014<10Acceptable79.42.24.71982
07/08/201430Acceptable820.67.126107
06/13/20142481Beach Advisory72.22.42.42190
05/13/2014<10Acceptable60.111.921103
10/17/201320Acceptable69.34.12.21289
09/19/201310Acceptable76.21.33.21995
08/15/201330Acceptable78.80.73.15291
07/18/201310Acceptable85.41.65.53289
06/20/201310Acceptable72.70.12.423103
05/30/2013<10Acceptable70.30.12.89397
10/11/201231Acceptable66.52.83.21894
09/11/201231Acceptable78.13.56.745103
08/14/201231Acceptable82.14.53.67101
07/17/2012<10Acceptable84.84.78.68112
06/12/201241Acceptable72.10.23.62588
05/16/201241Acceptable65.20.14.734107
10/20/2011262Beach Advisory63.10.11.78087
09/15/20114352Beach Advisory67.20.11.819485
08/17/2011<10Acceptable84.61.32.53994
07/18/201120Acceptable82.60.22.527116
06/28/201131Acceptable79.40.66.1598
05/17/20112014Beach Advisory59.40.1n/an/a91
10/13/201031Acceptable650.15.22887
09/12/201086Beach Advisory75.33.171683
08/18/2010<10Acceptable823.89.31089
07/22/201073Beach Advisory83.34.26.124117
06/16/201010Acceptable72.22.23.61684
05/22/2010<10Acceptable65.91.82.31896
10/20/200910Acceptable61.71.32.41991
09/15/2009<10Acceptable7732.634101
08/21/2009<10Acceptable81.90.741982
07/29/2009<10Acceptable78.40.34.61985
06/23/200986Beach Advisory72.50.11.520104
06/08/200910Acceptablen/an/an/an/an/a
05/13/200957Acceptable63.30.14.618120
10/21/200820Acceptable64.34.21.71086
09/23/2008<10Acceptable75.12.41.61188
08/21/2008<10Acceptable79.71.21.91282
07/15/200828Acceptable81.62.43.519103
06/25/200886Beach Advisory76.82.71.91291
06/16/2008276Beach Advisoryn/an/an/an/an/a
05/20/200818Acceptable58.50.52.12295
09/09/20072Acceptable81.45.4418102
08/23/20079Acceptable77.24.63.22686
07/16/20072Acceptable80.92.92.21796
05/21/200728Acceptable640.1251101

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:

Peekskill, NY
At this site there is a launch ramp, boating, kayaking and fishing. Swimming at the beach nearby is prohibited but casual contact with the water has been observed.

Agencies Responsible:

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

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