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Advisory issued for 47 Suffolk County beaches

July 16, 2012 7:53:20 AM PDT
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 47 beaches.

The advisory is based on the potential that bacterial numbers in excess of New York State standards, resulting from the heavy rain that occurred Sunday night.

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 This advisory will be rescinded at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning unless sampling done by the department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hour period.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 SuffolkCountyNY.gov/health, and under "Our Mission," "Our Environment," on the home page, click "Beaches."

The affected beaches are:

  • Asharoken Beach
  • Bay Hills Beach Association
  • Bayberry Cove Beach
  • Baycrest Association Beach
  • Bayview Beach
  • Beech Road Beach
  • Broadway Beach
  • Callahans Beach
  • Centerport Beach
  • Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach
  • Crab Meadow Beach
  • Crescent Beach
  • Eagle Dock Community Beach
  • Fleets Cove Beach
  • Friendship Drive Beach
  • Gold Star Battalion Park Beach
  • Grantland Beach
  • Head of the Bay Club Beach
  • Hobart Beach
  • Huntington Beach Community Association Beach
  • Indian Field Beach
  • Knollwood Beach Association Beach
  • Little Bay Beach
  • Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach
  • Lloyd Neck Bath Club Beach
  • Long Beach
  • Miller Place Park Beach
  • Nathan Hale Beach Club Beach
  • Nissequogue Point Beach
  • Prices Bend Beach
  • Schubert Beach
  • Scotts Beach
  • Shoreham Beach
  • Shoreham Shore Club Beach
  • Shoreham Village Beach
  • Short Beach
  • Sound Beach POA West
  • Soundview Beach Association Beach
  • Steers Beach
  • Stony Brook Beach
  • Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach
  • Terraces on the Sound
  • Tides Beach
  • Valley Grove Beach
  • West Neck Beach
  • Wincoma Association Beach
  • Woodhull Landing POA Beach

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