Tuesday, June 25, 2019

NJ Weekly Beach Reports

Beach Report- 7/10/2019


Yay! No Beach water quality advisories/closures…Enjoy your time at the beach by following conscious practices: E.g.  Do not litter, dispose of wastes in appropriate receptacles, and try to avoid using single-use plastics.


NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program CCMP) administers a weekly monitoring on the water quality of 180 ocean and 35 bay monitoring stations in NJ from mid-May to mid-September every year. These tests analyze water samples for the presence of Enterococci, which is a type of bacteria in animal and human feces. The bacteria counts from water monitoring are used to see if our recreational waters are safe, or present a health hazard. If Enterococcus counts are above the state’s standard (104 cfu/100 ml), beach advisories or closings may be issued. Throughout the summer, Clean Ocean Action will be providing updates on beach monitoring results, advisories and closings on 215 public beaches along the coast of New Jersey from Highlands to Cape May.

Stay tuned to COA’s social media throughout the summer for beach water quality monitoring updates! More detailed information on NJDEP’s CCMP can be found at https://njbeaches.org.


Beach Report-7/3/2019

Photo Courtesy of Todd Thompson
Due to a malfunction at Cape May County’s Municipal Utilities Authority’s Seven-Mile Treatment Center, three Cape May County beaches were given a water quality advisory this week. The beaches under advisory are the 10th & JFK Beach in North Wildwood City, Bennett Beach in Wildwood City, and Lavendar Beach in Wildwood Crest Borough. The beaches were closed on Monday as a precaution and reopened on Tuesday, still under advisory for levels of enterococcus. Additional sampling was done and as of Wednesday, all advisories have been lifted. All beaches are now open and met the water quality criteria for enterococcus.



NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program (CCMP) administers a weekly monitoring on the water quality of 180 ocean and 35 bay monitoring stations in NJ from mid-May to mid-September every year. These tests analyze water samples for the presence of Enterococci, which is a type of bacteria in animal and human feces. The bacteria counts from water monitoring are used to see if our recreational waters are safe, or present a health hazard. If Enterococcus counts are above the state’s standard (104 cfu/100 ml), beach advisories or closings may be issued. Throughout the summer, Clean Ocean Action will be providing updates on beach monitoring results, advisories and closings on 215 public beaches along the coast of New Jersey from Highlands to Cape May.



Stay tuned to COA’s Facebook page every Tuesday throughout the summer for beach water quality monitoring updates! More detailed information on NJDEP’s CCMP can be found at https://njbeaches.org.

Beach Report- 6/25/2019

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Happy Tuesday! As per njbeaches.org, 205 beaches are currently open and met the CCMP recreational water quality criteria for enterococcus during testing this week.  There were no water quality advisories or closures this week. Dolphins were seen from Seaside Park to Holgate, along with Ship Bottom and Beach Haven during the daily beach flight reports!

Additional information on NJ DEP’s Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program can be found at njbeaches.org. Throughout the summer, Clean Ocean Action will be providing updates on beach monitoring results, advisories and any closings on 216 public beaches along the coast of New Jersey from Highlands to Cape May. Stay tuned to COA’s social media every Tuesday throughout the summer for beach water quality monitoring updates!

Keep beaches clean by avoiding and/or minimizing the use of single-use plastics as they are the largest category of marine debris.


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