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UPDATE - Great Pond at Peconic Dunes Camp Closed to Bathing, Bathing Advisory Issued on Aug. 11 to Be Lifted Thursday

Due to the heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches.

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Update - August 12, 2015 - Great Pond at Peconic Dunes Camp in Peconic is closed 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.

Additionally, the bathing advisory issued on Tuesday, August 11, will be lifted Thursday morning, as waters will have been flushed by two successive tidal cycles.

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.

The bathing advisory issued August 11, 2015 is below.

Suffolk County, NY - August 11, 2015 - Due to the heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential for the presence of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.

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 on the morning of Thursday, August 13, 2015, unless beach water samples reveal elevated levels of bacteria 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 Suffolk County Department of Health Services beach monitoring webpage.

Suffolk County Department of Health Services

64 Beaches Included in Bathing Advisory of 8/11/15

BEACH_CODE

BEACH_NAME

TOWN

VILLAGE

CURRENT_STATUS

CONFLICT_TEXT

B1

Amityville Village Beach

Babylon

Amityville

Advisory

Rainfall related

B3

Tanner Park Beach

Babylon

Copiague

Advisory

Rainfall related

B4

Venetian Shores Beach

Babylon

West Babylon

Advisory

Rainfall related

B13

Copiague Harbor (Great South Bay) POA

Babylon

Copiague

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR11A

Sound Beach POA West

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR12

Tides Beach

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR13

Beech Road Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR14

Broadway Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR15

Friendship Drive Beach (NSBA)

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR16

Shoreham Village Beach

Brookhaven

Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR17

Shoreham Beach

Brookhaven

East Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR24

Corey Beach

Brookhaven

Blue Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR26

Shirley Beach

Brookhaven

Shirley

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR36

Stony Brook Beach

Brookhaven

Stony Brook

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR50

Shoreham Shore Club Beach

Brookhaven

East Shoreham

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR54

Miller Place Park Beach

Brookhaven

Miller Place

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR75

Scotts Beach

Brookhaven

Sound Beach

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR76

Woodhull Landing POA Beach

Brookhaven

Miller Place

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR77

Bayberry Cove Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR78

Bayview Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR79

Grantland Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR80

Indian Field Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR81

Little Bay Beach

Brookhaven

Setauket-East Setauket

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR86

Soundview Beach Association Beach

Brookhaven

Old Field

Advisory

Rainfall related

BR88

Terraces on the Sound

Brookhaven

Rocky Point

Advisory

Rainfall related

EH1

Havens Beach

East Hampton

Sag Harbor

Advisory

Rainfall related

H1

Eagle Dock Community Beach

Huntington

Cold Spring Harbor

Advisory

Rainfall related

H2

Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach

Huntington

Lloyd Harbor

Advisory

Rainfall related

H3

West Neck Beach

Huntington

Lloyd Harbor

Advisory

Rainfall related

H4

Lloyd Neck Bath Club Beach

Huntington

Lloyd Harbor

Advisory

Rainfall related

H5

Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach

Huntington

Lloyd Harbor

Advisory

Rainfall related

H6

Gold Star Battalion Park Beach

Huntington

Huntington

Advisory

Rainfall related

H8

Head of the Bay Club Beach

Huntington

Huntington Bay

Advisory

Rainfall related

H9

Nathan Hale Beach Club Beach

Huntington