2014 Bacteria Monitoring Stats
36 sites, 209 water samples,
14 trained volunteers
2014 Bacteria Sampling Data
We focused our 2014 sampling efforts on the Mamaroneck Harbor Watershed (which includes Mamaroneck River, Sheldrake River, Beaver Swamp Brook, Otter Creek, and Mamaroneck Harbor), the Hutchinson River, and five Westchester beaches that are automatically closed in wet weather due to a history of contamination. Click on each site on the map above to see what we found. The colors reflect average bacteria levels at each site. The “% Pass” and “% Fail” show how many samples passed or failed the single sample criteria for safe swimming in New York and Connecticut.
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