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Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 66 Suffolk County Beaches

James L. Tomarken, MD, MSW, MPH, MBA, FRCPC, FACP, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that due to the heavy rainfall that occurred yesterday (8/14/11) and the additional rain that is forecasted for today (8/15/11), the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 66 beaches, including beaches located along the northern shoreline of Great South Bay, in Sag Harbor, within and adjacent to various north shore embayments (Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Harbor and Bay, Centerport Harbor, Northport Harbor and Bay, Port Jefferson Harbor, and Stony Brook Harbor), and those Long Island Sound beaches that are directly impacted by nearby storm water discharges (see list below).

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

Beaches not directly influenced by stormwater runoff, including those located on the Atlantic Ocean, the Peconic Estuary, and most beaches on Long Island Sound, are not affected by this advisory.

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 hr. period) after the cessation of rainfall.  Beach status will be updated accordingly.

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at (631) 852-5822, contact the Department’s Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit the website link below and in the Popular Links box, click on “Beach Advisories & Closures” (http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health).

 Suffolk County Department of Health Services

66 Beaches Included in Bathing Advisory of 8/14/11

Water Body

Beach Name

Hamlet

Cold Spring Harbor Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Cold Spring Harbor
  Eagle Dock Community Beach Cold Spring Harbor
  Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach Lloyd Harbor
     
Huntington Harbor Gold Star Battalion Beach Huntington
     
Huntington Bay Bay Hills POA Beach Huntington Bay
  Baycrest Beach Huntington Bay
  Crescent Beach Huntington Bay
  Head of the Bay Club Beach Huntington
  Hobart Beach Eatons Neck
  Nathan Hale Beach Club Huntington Bay
  Prices Bend Beach Eatons Neck
  Wincoma Beach Huntington Bay
     
Centerport Harbor Centerport Beach Centerport
  Fleets Cove Beach Centerport
  Huntington Beach Community Association Centerport
  Knollwood Beach Centerport
     
Northport Bay Asharoken Beach Asharoken
  Steers Beach Northport
     
Port Jefferson Harbor Bayberry Cove Beach Strongs Neck
  Bayview Beach Strongs Neck
  Grantland Beach Strongs Neck
  Indian Field Association Beach Strongs Neck
  Little Bay Beach Strongs Neck
     
Smithtown Bay Long Beach Nissequogue
  Nissequogue Point Beach Club Nissequogue
  Schubert Beach Nissequogue
  Short Beach Nissequogue
  Callahan’s Beach Smithtown
     
Stony Brook Harbor Stony Brook Beach Stony Brook
  Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach Stony Brook
     
West Meadow Creek Soundview Beach Association Stony Brook
Long Island Sound Beech Road Beach Rocky Point
  Broadway Beach Rocky Point
  Crab Meadow Beach Northport
  Friendship Drive Beach Rocky Point
  Miller Place Park Beach Miller Place
  Scotts Beach Sound  Beach
  Shoreham Beach Shoreham
  Shoreham Shore Club Beach Shoreham
  Shoreham Village Park Beach Shoreham
  Sound Beach POA East Sound Beach
  Sound Beach POA West Sound Beach
  Terraces on the Sound Beach Rocky Point
  Tides Beach Rocky Point
  Woodhull Landing Beach Sound  Beach
  Valley Grove Beach Eatons Neck
     
Great South Bay Amityville Beach Amityville
  Bayberry Beach & Tennis Club Bayshore
  Benjamin Beach Bayshore
  Bayport Beach Bayport
  Brightwaters Village Beach Brightwaters
  Corey Creek Beach Blue Point
  East Islip Beach East Islip
  Islip Beach Islip
  Patchogue Village Pool & Beach Club Patchogue
  Sandspit Beach Patchogue
Great South Bay Sayville Beach Sayville
  Sayville Marina Park Beach Sayville
  Shirley Beach Shirley
  Venetian Shores Beach Lindenhurst
  West Islip Beach West Islip
  West Oaks Recreation Club Beach Oakdale
  Copiague Harbor HOA Beach Copiague
  Holiday Beach Center Moriches
     
Lake Ronkonkoma Islip Town Beach Ronkonkoma
Sag Harbor Havens Beach Sag Harbor Village

 

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