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Save the Sound Ranks Area Beaches

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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 NEW HAVEN CT A
GREENWICH POINT BEACH FAIRFIELD CT A
GLEN ISLAND PARK WESTCHESTER NY A
ORCHARD BEACH BRONX NY A
SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARK SUFFOLK NY A
OCEAN BEACH PARK NEW LONDON CT A-
CENTRE ISLAND – SOUND BEACH NASSAU NY A-
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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