[NYCkayaker] Water Quality

Sandra Sobanski dragonsandy1@yahoo.com
Tue Jul 9 12:45:06 EDT 2013

I think it is so wrong that something as important as  the water quality testing is left to volunteers and nonprofits for NY state.

On Jul 9, 2013, at 12:16 PM, Nancy Brous <nbrous@gmail.com> wrote:

> Peter-
> 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
> www.nycwatertrail.org
> Message: 5
> Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 11:05:40 -0400
> From: rob buchanan <avironvoile@gmail.com>To: Peter
> <priley347@gmail.com>, nyckayaker
>        <nyckayaker@rockandwater.net>
> 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
> launches.
> Check the map interface here, as well as the tables showing results at all
> our sites so far this season and last:
> http://www.nycwatertrail.org/water_quality.html
> 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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