Lake Ronkonkoma Remains Closed Due to Cyanobacteria
Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore is closed to bathing due to the
finding of bacteria in excess of acceptable criteria.
Ronkonkoma remains closed to bathing due to cyanobacteria also known as
to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, bathing in
contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as
infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat. He also advises residents not
to use or swim or wade in water containing blue-green algae and to keep their
pets and children away from the area.
will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to
For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing
Beach HOTLINE at 631-852-5822 or contact the Department's Office of Ecology at
852-5760 during normal business hours. http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx