A Day in the Life of the Hudson River

October 20, 2015


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On our thirteenth annual 'Day in the Life of the Hudson River' the day was crystal clear and dawned cool. Little rain had reached the estuary for the last month or more and so influences from the salt, entering at from the Atlantic Ocean at the southern reaches of the Hudson, were found well upriver. Atlantic Silversides, an ecological indicator of the leading edge of salt in the estuary, were netted up by Beacon and Newburgh (RM60). Perhaps one of the biggest surprises was the saltwater loving pipefish that made its way as far up as Norrie Point (RM84.5) where the water was well below what we would consider brackish. The student data reflects what the Hudson River fisheries crews have been finding this season, that the very dry end of summer and early fall had brought the a range of saltwater surprises well up into the estuary! Other surprises included an adult naked goby, not the juveniles we more often find in the estuary, netted in Verplanck, and a beautiful greensided darter in the Mohawk in Schoharie Creek.
silverside pipefish nakedgoby greensided darter
Atlantic Silverside
Northern Pipefish
Adult Naked Goby
Greensided Darter


Site Names/Locations

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Site Names/Locations

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Middleburgh Schoharie Creek

Mohawk Mohawk Hook Mtn. State Park, Nyack, Nyack MS RM31 RM31

Sites & Participating Groups

Peebles Island

RM154 RM154 Hook Mtn. State Park, Nyack-RCC RM31 RM31
Tabbed Masterfile of all items below (excel) Green Island Park, Green Island RM153 RM153 Lower Nyack Beach, Nyack - Blue Rock RM31 RM31
Below: PDF Files by Parameter Hudson Shores Park, Watervleit



Nyack Memorial Park - HS



Physical Factors Corning Preserve, Albany RM145 RM145 Mathiessen Park, Irvington-MS


Tides Rensselaer Riverfront Park (AM) RM144 RM144 Mattiessen Park, Irvington HS HS RM25E HS RM25E


Rensselaer Riverfront Park (PM) - No Data RM144 RM144 Piermont Pier, Piermont RM25W RM25W
Salinity (student reported) Henry Hudson Park, Bethlehem RM138 RM138 Dobbs Ferry Waterfront RM23.5 RM23.5
Salinity Standardized from collected water sampes Schodack Island RM133 RM133 MacEachron Park, Hastings RM23 RM23
Chemistry (DO/pH/Nit/Phos/Alk) Nutten Hook RM124.5 RM124.5 Alpine Boat Basin, Alpine NJ - No Data RM18.5 RM18.5

Fish Catch

Riverfront Park, Coxsackie RM123 RM123 Beczak,Habirshaw Park, Yonkers RM18 RM18
Macroinvertebrate Catch Four Mile Point RM120 RM120 St. Vincent's Point, Bronx RM17 RM17
Shipping Hudson Waterfront Park, Hudson RM118


Inwood Hill Park, Harlem River (American Park) Hrl RM14 Hrl RM14
Other Observations Cohotate Preserve, Athens RM115 RM115 Inwood Hill Park, Harlem River (Kingsbridge Acad) No Data Hrl RM 14 Hrl RM14
Sediment cores Dutchman's Landing Park, Catskills RM 112 RM112 Englewood Beach, NJ RM13 RM13
  Lasher Memorial Park, Germantown RM108 RM108 Swindler Cove, Hrlm River - No Data Hrl RM13a Hrl RM13a
Saugerties Lighthouse, Saugerties RM102 RM102 Sherman Creek, Hrlm River Hrl RM13b Hrl RM13b
Falling Water, Glasco, Ulster RM100 RM100 Fort Washington Park RM11.5 RM11.5
Tivoli Bay South, Redhook RM98 RM98 Ward's Island, NYC HrlRM10 HrlRM10
Ulster Landing Park, Saugerties ES RM97 ES RM97

Pier 125th St., NYC, Columbia Secondary

Ulster Landing Park, Saugerties HS RM97 HS RM97 Pier 125th St., NYC, The Columbia School RM9 RM9
Kingston Point, Kingston



Concrete Plant, Bronx River BrxRM8.5 BrxRM8.5
George Freer Park, Port Ewen RM90 RM90 Barretto Park, East River East River RM8 East River ERM8
Esopus Meadows, Ulster Park RM87 RM87 Pier i, 59th Street - Riverside Park RM5 RM5
Norrie Point, Staatsburgh


RM84.5 Hunters Point, East River (AM) East River RM4.5 East River RM4.5
Quiet Cove, Poughkeepsie



Hunters Point, East River (PM) East River RM4.5 East River RM4.5
Highland Landing Park, Highland RM76W RM76W Gantry Plaza, East River East River RM4.5 East River RM4.5
Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie ES RM76E ES RM76E Hudson River Park Pier 84 RM4 RM4
Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie HS RM76E HS RM76E Pier 66, Hudson River Park RM3.5 RM3.5
Riverfront Park, Beacon RM61.1 RM61.1 Hoboken Waterfront, NJ RM3.2W RM3.2W
Newburgh Rowing Club RM61W RM61W Hudson River Park Pier 51 RM3.2E HS RM3.2E HS
Long Dock, Beacon RM61E RM61E Hudson River Park Pier 45 (NYSWD) RM2.5 RM2.5
Dennings Point PM Beacon RM60 RM60 Hudson River Park Pier 45 (NYU/Wallerstein)) RM2.5 RM2.5
Kowawese South beach, New Windsor RM58a RM58a Hudson River Park Pier 40 RM2 RM2
Kowawese North beach, New Windsor RM58b RM58b Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy, East River East River RM1E PM East River RM1E PM
Cornwall Landing RM57 RM57 Lower East Side Ecology Center, East River East River RM1W East River RM1W
Little Stony Point, Cold Spring RM55 RM55 Southstreet Seaport AM AM RM 0 AM RM 0

Constitution Marsh, Indian Creek

RM52.5 RM52.5 Southstreet Seaport PM PM RM 0 PM RM 0
Garrison Landing, Garrison RM51.5 RM51.5 Upper NY Bay/ Buttermilk Channel Governor's Island Governor's Island

Popolopen Creek

RM47 RM47 Valentino Pier, Red Hook



Riverfront Green, Peekskill RM43


Bush Terminal Piers Park RM-4 RM-4
Verplanck, Steamboat Dock RM41


Bay Ridge Veterans's Memorial Pier AM RM-4.2 RM-4.2
George's Island RM39.5 RM39.5 Bay Ridge Veterans's Memorial Pier PM RM-4.2 RM-4.2
Stony Point/Grassy Point Marina RM36 RM36

Canarsie Pier, ES - No Data

Jamaica Bay Jamaica Bay

Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, MS



Canarsie Pier, MS Jamaica Bay Jamaica Bay
Bowline Park, Haverstraw RM35W RM35W Coney Island Pier RM-6 RM-6
Louis Engel Park, Ossining RM32 RM32 Great Kills Park, Staten Island RM-7.5 RM-7.5


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