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Beach Water Quality - Automated Sensors

The Chicago Park District maintains sensors in the water at beaches along Chicago's Lake Michigan lakefront. These sensors generally capture the indicated measurements hourly while the sensors are in operation during the summer. During other seasons and at some other times, information from the sensors may not be available. See for a dataset with land-based weather measurements at selected beaches. The sensor locations are listed at

Please note that sensor locations change with the Park District’s operational needs, primarily related to water quality. For more information on beach operations, please see

Querying over HTTP

Splitgraph serves as an HTTP API that lets you run SQL queries directly on this data to power Web applications. For example:

curl \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
{"sql": "
    SELECT *
    FROM \"cityofchicago/beach-water-quality-automated-sensors-qmqz-2xku\".\"beach_water_quality_automated_sensors\"
    LIMIT 100 

See the Splitgraph documentation for more information.

  • beach_water_quality_automated_sensors
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