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Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 62 Suffolk Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

  • 14 June 2013
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Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 62 Suffolk Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

5 Beaches Remain Closed to Bathing

Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, has issued an advisory against bathing at 62 beaches due to the heavy rainfall that occurred overnight (from 6/13/13 to 6/14/13). The advisory is based on the potential that the presence of bacteria in excess of New York State standards will impact these areas.

The beaches are located along the northern shoreline of Great South Bay, in Sag Harbor, within and adjacent to various north shore bays (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 (list below).

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 bays, 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.  Unless sampling conducted by the department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hour period, this advisory will be lifted at 7 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Additionally, five beaches are closed to bathing due to water quality exceedances:

·         Tanner Park Beach in Copiague

·         Copiague Harbor Beach in Copiague

·         Town of Islip’s Lake Ronkonkoma Beach in Ronkonkoma

·         Benjamin Beach in Bayshore

·         Fleets Cove Beach in Centerport  

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.”

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BEACH NAME

TOWN

VILLAGE

CURRENT STATUS

REASON

Amityville Village Beach

Babylon

Amityville

Advisory

Rainfall related

Tanner Park Beach

Babylon

Copiague

Closed

Water Quality Exceedance

Venetian Shores Beach

Babylon

West Babylon

Advisory

Rainfall related

Copiague Harbor (Great South Bay) POA

Babylon

Copiague

Closed

Water Quality Exceedance

Sound Beach POA West

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

Tides Beach

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

Beech Road Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Broadway Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Friendship Drive Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Shoreham Village Beach

Brookhaven

Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

Shoreham Beach

Brookhaven

East Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

Corey Beach

Brookhaven

Blue Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Shirley Beach

Brookhaven

Shirley

Advisory