Three More Beaches Closed Due to Heavy Rainfall
Other Beach Closures Lifted as of 3 p.m.
As of 3:00 p.m. today, three more beaches have been closed to swimming.
They are Tides Beach in the Town of Brookhaven and Valley Grove Beach and Prices Bend Beach in the Town of Huntington
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.
Beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels
Additionally, as of 3p.m. today the beach closures issued for Venetian Shores Beach and Amityville Village Beach in the Town of Babylon, Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach in the Town of Huntington, Corey Beach in the Town of Brookhaven, and West Islip Beach, Benjamins Beach, Islip Beach, East Islip Beach, Brightwaters Village Beach, and Amityville Village Beach, in the Town of Islip have been lifted, as results of recent samples collected show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.
For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822 or contact the Department’s Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours. http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx