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Beach Bathing Advisory

  • 16 July 2012
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July 16, 2012  

 

 

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

 

 

Hauppauge, NY – The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 47 beaches (list below). The advisory is based on the potential that bacterial numbers in excess of New York State standards, resulting from the heavy rain that occurred last night (7/15/12), 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-hour period) after the cessation of rainfall.  This advisory will be rescinded at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, 7/17/12, unless sampling done by the department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hour period.

 

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: www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health, and under “Our Mission,” “Our Environment,” on the home page, click “Beaches.”

 

 

47 Beaches Included in Bathing Advisory of 7/16/12

Beach Name

Township

Town/Village

Asharoken Beach

Huntington

Asharoken

Bay Hills Beach Association

Huntington

Huntington Bay

Bayberry Cove Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Baycrest Association Beach

Huntington

Huntington Bay

Bayview Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Beech Road Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Broadway Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Callahans Beach

Smithtown

Northport

Centerport Beach

Huntington

Centerport

Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach

Huntington

Lloyd Harbor

Crab Meadow Beach

Huntington

Northport

Crescent Beach

Huntington

Huntington Bay

Eagle Dock Community Beach

Huntington

Cold Spring Harbor

Fleets Cove Beach

Huntington

Huntington

Friendship Drive Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Gold Star Battalion Park Beach

Huntington

Huntington

Grantland Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Head of the Bay Club Beach

Huntington

Huntington Bay

Hobart Beach

Huntington

Northport

Huntington Beach Community Association Beach

Huntington

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