Lake Ronkonkoma Remains Closed Due to
Tanner Park Beach in Copiague and Amityville Beach in
Amityville are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in
excess of acceptable criteria.
Lake Ronkonkoma remains closed to bathing due to cyanobacteria
also known as blue-green algae.
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