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Suffolk County Issues Advisory against Bathing at 22 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

Eight Beaches Remain Closed

  • 23 August 2019
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Due to recent heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 22 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential that the presence of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards 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 adjacent tributaries, and because of their location in enclosed embayments, experience limited tidal flushing. 

Health officials recommend 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. The rain is forecasted to end Wednesday morning, therefore this advisory will be lifted Saturday, August 24 at 9 a.m., unless sampling conducted by the department reveals elevated levels of bacteria persisting beyond the 24-hour period.

Tanner Park Beach in Copiague, Venetian Shores Beach in West Babylon, Corey Beach in Blue Point, Benjamins Beach in Bay Shore, Islip Beach, West Islip Beach, Sayville Marina Park Beach, and Bayport Beach are closed and will remain closed until further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels.

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 Suffolk County Department of Health Services beach monitoring webpage.

List of Beaches Under 8/23/19 Rain Advisory

BEACH_NAME

VILLAGE

STATUS

REASON

Sound Beach POA East

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

Sound Beach POA West

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

Tides Beach

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

Beech Road Beach (NSBA)

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Broadway Beach (NSBA)

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Friendship Drive Beach (NSBA)

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Shoreham Village Beach

Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

Shoreham Beach

East Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

Stony Brook Beach

Stony Brook

Advisory

Rainfall related

Shoreham Shore Club Beach

East Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

Miller Place Park Beach

Miller Place

Advisory

Rainfall related

Scotts Beach

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

Woodhull Landing POA Beach

Miller Place

Advisory

Rainfall related

Bayberry Cove Beach

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

Bayview Beach

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

Grantland Beach

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

Indian Field Beach

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

Little Bay Beach

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

Soundview Beach Association Beach

Old Field

Advisory

Rainfall related

Terraces on the Sound

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Centerport Yacht Club Beach

Centerport

Advisory

Rainfall related

Lake Ronkonkoma - Islip Town Beach

Ronkonkoma

Advisory

Rainfall related

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