[NYCkayaker] Water Quality

Nancy Brous nbrous@gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 12:16:09 EDT 2013

Over the years I did many searches for water quality information for
this area and found pretty much just the RvK info.  As they test the
full length of the Hudson they cannot test more frequently than they
currently do.
This is one of the main reasons NYCWTA started the CWQT program with
the River Project.  We'd love to be able to test more frequently, but
each test costs upwards of $10 and that doesnt include any of the
labor which is all volunteer, from the collection to the transport to
the testing, tabulating, and publishing of results.  The program is
supported by donations and no one, except presumably the company that
produces the testing supplies, makes any money off of it.
In the future, if we have more funding we will consider testig more
frequently, and are already discussing with Riverkeeper and the River
Project the prospect of doing a few extra tests this season just
before certain on-water events, like harbor swims.
So here comes the plug:  If anyone is interested in volunteering or
donating to help support the program, please visit

Message: 5
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 11:05:40 -0400
From: rob buchanan <avironvoile@gmail.com>To: Peter
<priley347@gmail.com>, nyckayaker
Subject: Re: [NYCkayaker] Water Quality

The NYC Water Trail Association and The River Project have teamed up on a
Citizens Water Quality Testing Program which is now in its second year.
During the boating season we test weekly for sewage-indicating bacteria at
about 30 spots in the harbor, most of them current or potential boat

Check the map interface here, as well as the tables showing results at all
our sites so far this season and last:


Rob Buchanan, Steering Committee, NYC WTA

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Peter <priley347@gmail.com> wrote:

> With all these heavy rains in mind; who is doing the most timely water
> quality tests?
> Riverkeeper seems to be monthly.
> Is there anyplace which publishes daily reports?
> thanks

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