UPDATE! – Bacteria Advisories Return To The Jersey Shore
UPDATE: According to NJ.com, bacteria levels in a majority of the Jersey Shore beaches have cleared up and returned to normal bacteria level readings.
Thirteen of the beaches that still have abnormal bacteria levels have not issued any advisories because they are not yet open for the season.
Otherwise, only two river beaches were closed to swimmers and beachgoers on Wednesday due to high bacteria levels.
Another set of test results should be released sometime this (6/14) afternoon.
These are the beaches to still avoid:
Point Pleasant: Maryland Avenue
Seaside Park: 5th Avenue (Bay)
Toms River: Shelter Cove (Bay)
Shortly after the first set of bacteria level advisories were cleared, they are back and this time...even worse.
Unfortunately, over 47 ocean, bay, and river beach advisories have been released due to abnormally high fecal bacteria levels that were tested earlier this morning.
This means that 1 in 3 beaches throughout the Jersey Shore are unfit for swimming today.
Another set of testing is underway and the results will be released later on this afternoon.
Please keep in mind that swimming in unfit waters could result in serious health risks including stomach cramps, rashes, or an eye or ear infection. (Over 57 million illnesses are reported to be connected to swimming in tainted waters every year!)
So as someone who loves swimming herself, yes it sucks but let's take a look at the list below so we can be safe and ready to go for the rest of our Summer.
- Highlands, Community center
- Long Branch, Elberon Beach Club
- Long Branch, South Bath
- Long Branch, North Bath
- Long Branch, Joline
- Long Branch, Atlantic Avenue
- Long Branch, Ocean Beach Club
- Deal, Deal Casino
- Deal, Philips Avenue
- Deal, Hathaway Avenue
- Loch Arbour, Village Beach Club
- Neptune, Broadway
- Spring Lake, Brown Avenue
- Spring Lake, York Avenue
- Point Pleasant, river beach
- Point Pleasant Beach, Maryland
- Brick, Windward
- Beachwood, west
- Pine Beach, Station Avenue
- Ocean Gate, Wildwood
- Ocean Gate, Angelsea
- Berkeley, Berkeley Island
- Pine Beach, Avon Road,
- Toms River, Shelter Cove
- Seaside Park, 5th Avenue (bayside)
For a more detailed look at the results, check out the original article at APP.com.
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