The NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) describe key indicators of estuarine heath and the latest environmental trends in the 2018 State of the Estuary Report. This report is organized by HEP’s five goals: water quality, habitat and ecological health, port and maritime, public access and stewardship, and community engagement.

In 2015, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Hudson River Estuary Program created the State of the Hudson Report:
HEP and the Pratt Institute Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative have created interactive graphics to illustrate the health of the Estuary: