Update - July 23, 2015 - The beach closure for Lake Ronkonkoma Beach in the Town of Islip has been lifted, as recent water samples meet New York State standards.
The original press release is below.
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY - July 13, 2015 - Lake Ronkonkoma Beach is closed again due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.
According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, bathing in water contaminated with bacteria can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
For the latest information on regulated 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 at Suffolk County Beaches.