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Rye Beach

 Rye drains map

A summary of the results for all beach drains between December 2018 to May 2019 is available on the results page and for Rye below the table. Below is a table of drain flows since the start of monitoring, updated monthly.

Drains

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Community reports between Dec 2018 - May 2019

 Were dry weather flows detected on regular days/times?

Number of days drain flowing between Dec 2018 - May 2019 Number of medium - high flow reports between Dec 2018 - May 2019

Hygeia Street drain

 Image of drain located at Heigia Street- Rye

Citizen science volunteers

Community reports at drain sign

13 5

Large number of reports received of the drain not flowing. Some dry weather flows with ammonia detected. June sampling will try to confirm type and level of pollution to Bay.

 Hunt Avenue drain

 Image of drain located at Hunt Avenue- Rye

Citizen science volunteers 1 0

Large number of reports received of the drain not flowing or drain filled with sand. The one dry weather flow reported between Dec 2018-May 2019 had no ammonia detected.

Napier Street drain

Drain located at Napier Street- Rye

 Citizen science volunteers 

Sensor

0 0

Large number of reports received of the drain not flowing or drain filled with sand. No dry weather flows with ammonia reported between Dec 2018-May 2019.

 Dundas Street drain

Image of drain outlet at Rye Beach- Dundas Street

Citizen science volunteers 0 0

Large number of reports received of the drain not flowing or drain filled with sand. No dry weather flows with ammonia reported between Dec 2018-May 2019.

Summary of Rye results - December 2018 to March 2019

Rye Beach has had a high level of reporting from volunteers with more than three quarters of reports submitted by trained citizen science volunteers. One volunteer at Rye has submitted 21 of our 28 reports! 

Rye Beach drains do not flow regularly, with most reports showing no flows. Ammonia results for Rye have shown no ammonia, but ammonia was not measured for some flows. Four dry weather flows of varying size (large, medium and small) have been detected at Hygeia Street drain. If more of these flows are detected, EPA sampling will occur so we confirm the type and extent of pollution.

All this data helps EPA gather a better understanding of stormwater flows affecting Rye Beach. Reports were collected until the end of May 2019 and begin again in late 2019.

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