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Extended Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 12 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

  • 12 June 2013
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June 12, 2013 

 

 

Extended Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 12 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

 

 

Due to the heavy rainfall that occurred Monday, June 10, 2013 and Tuesday, June 11, 2013, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services is extending an advisory against bathing at 12 beaches. (See attached list.)

 

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-hour 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 lifted at 7pm Wednesday 6/12/13. 

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.”

 

 

(See list below.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk County Department of Health Services

12 Beaches Included in the Extended Bathing Advisory of 6/11/13

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 (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

Shoreham Shore Club Beach

Brookhaven

East Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

Miller Place Park Beach

Brookhaven

Miller Place

Advisory

Rainfall related

Scotts Beach

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

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