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

61 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
04/06/2017 10 Acceptable 0.9 0.0 1.1 0.0 2.0
10/16/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
09/15/2016 41 Acceptable 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
08/16/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2
07/14/2016 20 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
06/16/2016 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2016 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/13/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/12/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.3 1.3 0.0 1.6
08/13/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0
07/09/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.7
06/12/2015 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
05/13/2015 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/14/2014 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4
09/08/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/12/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/08/2014 30 Acceptable 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
06/13/2014 2481 Beach Advisory 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.5
05/13/2014 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.4
10/17/2013 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/19/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/15/2013 30 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.4 1.1
07/18/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/20/2013 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.5
05/30/2013 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
10/11/2012 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/11/2012 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.4
08/14/2012 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/17/2012 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
06/12/2012 41 Acceptable 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
05/16/2012 41 Acceptable 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.6
10/20/2011 262 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/15/2011 4352 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/17/2011 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 3.4
07/18/2011 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/28/2011 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/17/2011 2014 Beach Advisory 1.2 0.0 0.8 0.0 2.0
10/13/2010 31 Acceptable 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
09/12/2010 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/18/2010 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.5
07/22/2010 73 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.4 1.5
06/16/2010 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/22/2010 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/20/2009 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/15/2009 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2009 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/29/2009 <10 Acceptable 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8
06/23/2009 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.7
06/08/2009 10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.8
05/13/2009 57 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/21/2008 20 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/23/2008 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/21/2008 <10 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/15/2008 28 Acceptable 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 1.1
06/25/2008 86 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
06/16/2008 276 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.7
05/20/2008 18 Acceptable 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.6
09/09/2007 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/23/2007 9 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.1 1.4
07/16/2007 2 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/21/2007 28 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

61 Samples taken

All Water Quality Parameters

61 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
04/06/2017 10 Acceptable 42.7 0.1 2.0 20.2 99.5
10/16/2016 <10 Acceptable
09/15/2016 41 Acceptable 78.2 5.7 3.6 n/a 95.2
08/16/2016 <10 Acceptable 84.4 2.7 9.3 27.8 96.5
07/14/2016 20 Acceptable 79.1 3.5 5.2 11 91.7
06/16/2016 20 Acceptable 70.6 2.2 4.8 20.8 97.1
05/21/2016 <10 Acceptable 60 0.4 3.2 31 101.4
10/13/2015 20 Acceptable 68.5 3.9 3.5 13 91
09/12/2015 20 Acceptable 81.2 4.6 3.7 18 82
08/13/2015 <10 Acceptable 81.8 3 4.3 15 89
07/09/2015 <10 Acceptable 76.2 0.2 2.3 28 83
06/12/2015 20 Acceptable 70.4 0.6 3.7 17 93
05/13/2015 <10 Acceptable 59.6 1 2.7 32 n/a
10/14/2014 20 Acceptable 68.7 4 1.6 16 87
09/08/2014 <10 Acceptable 78.2 1.6 5.4 25 93
08/12/2014 <10 Acceptable 79.4 2.2 4.7 19 82
07/08/2014 30 Acceptable 82 0.6 7.1 26 107
06/13/2014 2481 Beach Advisory 72.2 2.4 2.4 21 90
05/13/2014 <10 Acceptable 60.1 1 1.9 21 103
10/17/2013 20 Acceptable 69.3 4.1 2.2 12 89
09/19/2013 10 Acceptable 76.2 1.3 3.2 19 95
08/15/2013 30 Acceptable 78.8 0.7 3.1 52 91
07/18/2013 10 Acceptable 85.4 1.6 5.5 32 89
06/20/2013 10 Acceptable 72.7 0.1 2.4 23 103
05/30/2013 <10 Acceptable 70.3 0.1 2.8 93 97
10/11/2012 31 Acceptable 66.5 2.8 3.2 18 94
09/11/2012 31 Acceptable 78.1 3.5 6.7 45 103
08/14/2012 31 Acceptable 82.1 4.5 3.6 7 101
07/17/2012 <10 Acceptable 84.8 4.7 8.6 8 112
06/12/2012 41 Acceptable 72.1 0.2 3.6 25 88
05/16/2012 41 Acceptable 65.2 0.1 4.7 34 107
10/20/2011 262 Beach Advisory 63.1 0.1 1.7 80 87
09/15/2011 4352 Beach Advisory 67.2 0.1 1.8 194 85
08/17/2011 <10 Acceptable 84.6 1.3 2.5 39 94
07/18/2011 20 Acceptable 82.6 0.2 2.5 27 116
06/28/2011 31 Acceptable 79.4 0.6 6.1 5 98
05/17/2011 2014 Beach Advisory 59.4 0.1 n/a n/a 91
10/13/2010 31 Acceptable 65 0.1 5.2 28 87
09/12/2010 86 Beach Advisory 75.3 3.1 7 16 83
08/18/2010 <10 Acceptable 82 3.8 9.3 10 89
07/22/2010 73 Beach Advisory 83.3 4.2 6.1 24 117
06/16/2010 10 Acceptable 72.2 2.2 3.6 16 84
05/22/2010 <10 Acceptable 65.9 1.8 2.3 18 96
10/20/2009 10 Acceptable 61.7 1.3 2.4 19 91
09/15/2009 <10 Acceptable 77 3 2.6 34 101
08/21/2009 <10 Acceptable 81.9 0.7 4 19 82
07/29/2009 <10 Acceptable 78.4 0.3 4.6 19 85
06/23/2009 86 Beach Advisory 72.5 0.1 1.5 20 104
06/08/2009 10 Acceptable n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/13/2009 57 Acceptable 63.3 0.1 4.6 18 120
10/21/2008 20 Acceptable 64.3 4.2 1.7 10 86
09/23/2008 <10 Acceptable 75.1 2.4 1.6 11 88
08/21/2008 <10 Acceptable 79.7 1.2 1.9 12 82
07/15/2008 28 Acceptable 81.6 2.4 3.5 19 103
06/25/2008 86 Beach Advisory 76.8 2.7 1.9 12 91
06/16/2008 276 Beach Advisory n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
05/20/2008 18 Acceptable 58.5 0.5 2.1 22 95
09/09/2007 2 Acceptable 81.4 5.4 4 18 102
08/23/2007 9 Acceptable 77.2 4.6 3.2 26 86
07/16/2007 2 Acceptable 80.9 2.9 2.2 17 96
05/21/2007 28 Acceptable 64 0.1 2 51 101

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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