Would you give your favorite beach an A for water quality? No? Well Save the Sound has done it for you.
Here on the Sound Shore, Glen Island Park is the only beach to score a high grade. Calculations are based on the 2015 summer season.
HAMMONASSET BEACH STATE PARK
GREENWICH POINT BEACH
GLEN ISLAND PARK
SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARK
OCEAN BEACH PARK
CENTRE ISLAND – SOUND BEACH
The Sound Health Explorer grades beaches on an “A” to “F” scale. The interactive map paints a picture of water quality trends using data from health departments in New York City, Westchester County, Connecticut, and Long Island.
New grades have recently been calculated for the 2015 summer beach season. Using our new data, each grade is based on how often over the last five years (2011 – 2015) a beach has failed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bacterial pollution standards for safe swimming. Dry summer seasons in 2014 and 2015 helped with improved beach water quality, meaning fewer beach closings.
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