Following Sunday's heavy rainfall, Suffolk County officials have placed 47 beaches – including six in the Three Village area – under a beach advisory due to elevated levels of bacteria, and have cautioned residents to avoid bathing in these areas.
According to a county release, these beaches are "heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds and/or adjacent tributaries." Two successive tidal cycles will usually fix the problem by flushing the area, according to the county.
The local beaches listed are:
- Grantland Beach
- Indian Field Beach
- Little Bay Beach
- Soundview Beach Association Beach
- Stony Brook Beach
- Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach
The advisory is set to expire at 6 a.m. Tuesday unless the Department of Health Services again finds elevated levels of bacteria.