Update - August 21, 2015 - Health officials today issued an advisory against bathing at Centerport Yacht Club as heavy rainfall has raised the potential for bacteria to be present at levels that exceed New York State standards.
Tanner Park Beach in Copiague, which closed on August 17, 2015, remains closed to bathing. Great Pond at Peconic Dunes Camp, which closed August 20, 2015, remains closed to bathing.
The original press release on Great Pond closed to bathing is below.
Peconic, NY - August 20, 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. This is the second time this month the camp beach has been closed due to high levels of bacteria. The camp beach had been closed on August 12 and reopened on August 17, 2015, at which time levels of bacteria had met with New York State standards.
Tanner Park Beach, which closed on August 17, 2015, remains closed to bathing.
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.