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Valley Grove OPEN

Received 7-26-2017 Changed to OPEN 7-28-2017

To: Jean Caputo From: Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services Subject: The Water Quality Status at Valley Grove Beach in Huntington has changed ******************************************************************************************************************** You are receiving this message because you are either associated with the beach or beaches in question, or have requested to be notified of changes in beach status. For additional information, contact Nancy Pierson or Mike Jensen in the Office of Ecology at (631) 852-5760. The current status of beach water quality in Suffolk County is also available on the Internet at http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx A Bathing Beach Water Quality Hotline (631-852-5822) is also routinely updated to reflect changes in beach status. ******************************************************************************************************************** Message: The status of Valley Grove Beach in Huntington has been changed to CLOSED for the following reason: Water quality exceedance. ******************************************************************************************************************** A beach status of "Open" indicates that water quality has been found to be acceptable for bathing. A beach status of "Advisory" indicates that an advisory has been issued in response to events such as heavy rainfall that may pose a risk to public health. Under advisories, swimming and other means of water contact are not recommended. Advisories are typically issued for a 24-hour period to allow for sufficient tidal exchange to dilute any contamination that may be present. A beach status of "Closed" indicates the beach has been closed due to a water quality criteria exceedance or the existence of a condition that may pose a risk to public health.