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Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 67 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

  • 10 August 2012
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August 10, 2012         

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 67 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

Hauppauge, NY – The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 67 beaches (list below). The advisory is based on the potential that bacterial numbers in excess of New York State standards resulting from the heavy rain that occurred today will impact these areas.

The beaches covered by the advisory are located in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds and/or adjacent tributaries, and because of their location in an enclosed embayment, experience limited tidal flushing. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

The Department recommends that bathing and other water contact be suspended in affected areas until the waters have been flushed by two successive tidal cycles (at least a 24-hour period) after the cessation of rainfall.  Unless sampling done by the Department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hour period, this advisory will be lifted at 6a.m. Sunday, August 12, 2012.

Tanner Park Beach in Copiague and Peconic Dunes Camp Beach on Great Pond in Peconic remain closed to bathing.

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822, contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit the website link: www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health and under “Our Mission,” “Our Environment,” click “Beaches.”

BEACH NAME

TOWN

VILLAGE

Amityville Village Beach

Babylon

Amityville

Copiague Harbor (Great South Bay) POA

Babylon

Copiague

Venetian Shores Beach

Babylon

West Babylon

Bayberry Cove Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Bayview Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Beech Road Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Broadway Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Corey Beach

Brookhaven

Blue Point

Friendship Drive Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Grantland Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Holiday Beach

Brookhaven

East Moriches

Indian Field Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Little Bay Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Miller Place Park Beach

Brookhaven

Miller Place

Patchogue Village Pool & Beach

Brookhaven

Patchogue

Scotts Beach

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Shirley Beach

Brookhaven

Shirley

Shoreham Beach

Brookhaven

East Shoreham

Shoreham Shore Club Beach

Brookhaven

East Shoreham

Shoreham Village Beach

Brookhaven

Shoreham

Sound Beach POA West

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

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