local beaches, including Corey Beach in Blue Point, West Oaks Recreation
Club Beach in West Sayville, Bayport Beach, Sayville Beach and Sayville Marina Park
Beach, are among 19 beaches under a bathing
advisory until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
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, according to Suffolk County health officials.
The beaches are located in areas that are heavily influenced by storm water 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 hr. period) after the cessation of rainfall. Unless sampling done by the department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hour period, this advisory will be lifted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013.