Water Quality Update: What a Hudson River sewage overflow looks like

On July 18, a fast-moving intense summer thunderstorm whipped through the region, resulting in a short burst of rain – and a flood of raw sewage into the water.

Here’s what it looked like in Kingston:

Take a look at that video, and then multiply it by about 660. That’s what happens to the Hudson River when it rains.

The latest data:
Check out the latest data on fecal contamination in the Hudson River Watershed, the best indicator of water quality for recreation. Remember that the data show a snapshot in time, and don’t indicate water quality today.

Hudson River Estuary
Upper Hudson
Mohawk River
Mill Creek
Moordener Kill
Poesten Kill
Quackenderry Creek
Wyanants Kill
Catskill Creek
Roeliff Jansen Kill
Esopus Creek
Saw Kill
Rondout Creek
Wallkill River
Ossining Beach
Pocantico River
Sparkill Creek
Saw Mill River
Bronx River
East River
New York City

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