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Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 60 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

  • 26 June 2012
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SUFFOLK COUNTY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

                                     

June 25, 2012 

 

 

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 60 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

 

 

James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that due to the heavy rainfall that occurred today (6/25/12), the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 60 beaches, including beaches 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, and Stony Brook Harbor), and those Long Island Sound beaches that are directly impacted by nearby storm water discharges (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. 

 

Please be advised that this advisory only affects beaches that are currently open for the season. 

                                                                                                                                                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done by the Department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hr period, this advisory will be rescinded as of 2PM on Tuesday 6/26/12.

 

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”.

 

Suffolk County Department of Health Services

60 Beaches Included in Bathing Advisory of 6/25/12

Beach Name

Township

Town/Village

Amityville Village Beach

Babylon

Amityville

Tanner Park Beach

Babylon

Copiague

Venetian Shores Beach

Babylon

West Babylon

Copiague Harbor (Great South Bay) POA

Babylon

Copiague

Sound Beach POA West

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Tides Beach

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Beech Road Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Broadway Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Friendship Drive Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Shoreham Village Beach

Brookhaven

Shoreham

Corey Beach

Brookhaven

Blue Point

Stony Brook Beach

Brookhaven

Stony Brook

Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach

Brookhaven

Stony Brook

Shoreham Shore Club Beach

Brookhaven

East Shoreham

Miller Place Park Beach

Brookhaven

Miller Place

Scotts Beach

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Woodhull Landing POA Beach

Brookhaven

Miller Place

Bayberry Cove Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Bayview Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Grantland Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Indian Field Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Little Bay Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Soundview Beach Association Beach

Brookhaven

Old Field

Terraces on the Sound

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Holiday Beach

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