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

  • 7 June 2013
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August 10, 2012         

 

 

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

 

Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, has issued an advisory against bathing at 67 beaches due to the heavy rainfall that is occurring today (6/7/13) and forecasted to continue throughout the weekend. Among the beaches are those located along the northern shoreline of Great South Bay, in Sag Harbor, within and adjacent to various north shore embayments (Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Harbor and Bay, Centerport Harbor, Northport Harbor and Bay, Port Jefferson Harbor Complex, and Stony Brook Harbor), and those Long Island Sound beaches that are directly impacted by nearby storm water discharges (See attached list.).

 

The advisory is based on the potential that bacterial numbers in excess of New York State standards, resulting from the heavy rain, 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.  Due to potential localized persistence of rainfall throughout the weekend, beach status will be updated accordingly.   Beach patrons are encouraged to call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822 and/or visit the Bathing Beach Website for the latest information and status on affected beaches.  To visit the Bathing Beach Website visit www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health, look under “Our Mission,” scroll to “Our Environment” and click on the word “Beaches.”

Suffolk County Department of Health Services

67 Beaches Included in Bathing Advisory of 6/7/13

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

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