Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 66 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

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Runoff from intense rainfall has increased bacterial levels in numerous beaches.

Suffolk County, NY - August 13, 2014 - Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, has issued an advisory against bathing at 66 beaches. (See list below.) 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/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 lifted at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 2014, unless sampling conducted by the department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hour period.
 
Additionally, Copiague Harbor Beach and John Schiff Scout Reservation beach are also closed to bathing due to elevated bacteria levels.
 
For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822, contact the Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit the website link.

BEACH NAME

TOWN

VILLAGE

CURRENT STATUS

CONFLICT TEXT

Amityville Village Beach

Babylon

Amityville

Advisory

Rainfall related

Tanner Park Beach

Babylon

Copiague

Advisory

Rainfall related

Venetian Shores Beach

Babylon

West Babylon

Advisory

Rainfall related

Copiague Harbor Beach

Babylon

Copiague

Advisory

Rainfall related

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

Rainfall related

Stony Brook Beach

Brookhaven

Stony Brook

Advisory

Rainfall related

Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach

Brookhaven

Stony Brook

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

Advisory

Rainfall related

Woodhull Landing POA Beach

Brookhaven

Miller Place

Advisory

Rainfall related

Bayberry Cove Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

Bayview Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

Grantland Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

Indian Field Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

Little Bay Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

Soundview Beach Association Beach

Brookhaven

Old Field

Advisory

Rainfall related

Terraces on the Sound

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

Eagle Dock Community Beach

Huntington

Cold Spring Harbor

Advisory

Rainfall related

Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach

Huntington

Lloyd Harbor

Advisory

Rainfall related

West Neck Beach

Huntington

Lloyd Harbor

Advisory

Rainfall related

Lloyd Neck Bath Club Beach

Huntington

Lloyd Harbor

Advisory

Rainfall related

Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach

Huntington

Lloyd Harbor

Advisory

Rainfall related

Gold Star Battalion Park Beach

Huntington

Huntington

Advisory

Rainfall related

Head of the Bay Club Beach

Huntington

Huntington Bay

Advisory

Rainfall related

Nathan Hale Beach Club Beach

Huntington

Huntington Bay

Advisory

Rainfall related

Baycrest Association Beach

Huntington

Huntington Bay

Advisory

Rainfall related

Bay Hills Beach Association

Huntington

Huntington Bay

Advisory

Rainfall related

Crescent Beach

Huntington

Huntington Bay

Advisory

Rainfall related

Knollwood Beach Association Beach

Huntington

Huntington

Advisory

Rainfall related

Fleets Cove Beach

Huntington

Huntington

Advisory

Rainfall related

Centerport Beach

Huntington

Centerport

Advisory

Rainfall related

Huntington Beach Community Association Beach

Huntington

Centerport

Advisory

Rainfall related

Steers Beach

Huntington

Northport

Advisory

Rainfall related

Asharoken Beach

Huntington

Asharoken

Advisory

Rainfall related

Hobart Beach

Huntington

Northport

Advisory

Rainfall related

Crab Meadow Beach

Huntington

Northport

Advisory

Rainfall related

Wincoma Association Beach

Huntington

Huntington Bay

Advisory

Rainfall related

Valley Grove Beach

Huntington

Eatons Neck

Advisory

Rainfall related

Prices Bend Beach

Huntington

Eatons Neck

Advisory

Rainfall related

West Islip Beach

Islip

West Islip

Advisory

Rainfall related

Benjamins Beach

Islip

Bay Shore

Advisory

Rainfall related

Islip Beach

Islip

Islip

Advisory

Rainfall related

East Islip Beach

Islip

East Islip

Advisory

Rainfall related

West Oaks Recreation Club Beach

Islip

West Sayville

Advisory

Rainfall related

Brightwater Village Beach

Islip

Brightwaters

Advisory

Rainfall related

Sayville Beach

Islip

Sayville

Advisory

Rainfall related

Bayport Beach

Islip

Bayport

Advisory

Rainfall related

Sayville Marina Park Beach

Islip

Sayville

Advisory

Rainfall related

Lake Ronkonkoma - Islip Town Beach

Islip

Ronkonkoma

Advisory

Rainfall related

Bayberry Beach & Tennis Club Beach

Islip

Islip

Advisory

Rainfall related

Callahans Beach

Smithtown

Northport

Advisory

Rainfall related

Short Beach

Smithtown

Nissequogue

Advisory

Rainfall related

Nissequogue Point Beach

Smithtown

Nissequogue

Advisory

Rainfall related

Long Beach

Smithtown

Nissequogue

Advisory

Rainfall related

Schubert Beach

Smithtown

Nissequogue

Advisory

Rainfall related

Hecksher State Park – West Beach

Islip

Islip

Advisory

Rainfall related

 

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