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Advisory Against Bathing at 19 Suffolk County Beaches

  • 3 September 2013
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September 3, 2013      

 

Advisory Against Bathing at 19 Suffolk County Beaches

 

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 19 beaches, including beaches located along the northern shoreline of Great South Bay and in Sag Harbor, (list attached).

 

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 hr. period) after the cessation of rainfall.  Unless sampling done by the department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hourr period, this advisory will be lifted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

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

19 Beaches Included in Bathing Advisory of 9/3/13

BEACH NAME

TOWN

VILLAGE

CURRENT STATUS

REASON

Amityville Village Beach

Babylon

Amityville

Advisory

Rainfall related

Tanner Park Beach

Babylon

Copiague

Advisory

Rainfall related

Venetian Shores Beach

Babylon

West Babylon

Advisory

Rainfall related

Copiague Harbor POA

Babylon

Copiague

Advisory

Rainfall related

Corey Beach

Brookhaven

Blue Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Shirley Beach

Brookhaven

Shirley

Advisory

Rainfall related

Patchogue Village Pool & Beach

Brookhaven

Patchogue

Advisory

Rainfall related

Holiday Beach

Brookhaven

East Moriches

Advisory

Rainfall related

Havens Beach

Southampton

Sag Harbor

Advisory

Rainfall related

 

 

 

 

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