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Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 47 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

                                                           

July 24, 2013  

 

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 47 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

Copiague Harbor Beach Remains Closed

 

 

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 47 beaches due to the heavy rainfall that occurred Tuesday evening, July 23, 2013. 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 are located 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 list below.) These beaches are heavily influenced by storm-water runoff from the surrounding watersheds and/or adjacent tributaries, and because of their location in an enclosed embayment, experience limited tidal flushing. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

This bathing advisory will remain in effect until the waters have been flushed by two successive tidal cycles (at least a 24 hour period) after the cessation of rainfall.  This advisory will be lifted at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013, unless sampling indicates elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hr period.

Copiague Harbor Beach in Copiague remains closed to bathing due the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria.

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 Environment,” click “Beaches.”

 

Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ List of Beaches included in advisory of 7/24/13

 

BEACH NAME

TOWN

VILLAGE

CURRENT STATUS

REASON

Sound Beach POA West

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

Tides Beach

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

Beech Road Beach

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Broadway Beach

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Friendship Drive Beach

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Shoreham Village Beach

Brookhaven

Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

Shoreham Beach

Brookhaven

East Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

Stony Brook Beach

Brookhaven

Stony Brook

Advisory

Rainfall related

Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach

Brookhaven

Stony Brook

Advisory

Rainfall related

Shoreham Shore Club Beach

Brookhaven

East Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

Miller Place Park Beach

Brookhaven

Miller Place

Advisory

Rainfall related

Scotts Beach

Brookhaven

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