Unacceptable bacteria levels closes one Sandy Hook beach

    Sandy Hook. (Image: wikipedia.org)

    Sandy Hook. (Image: wikipedia.org)

    One Jersey Shore beach is closed today due to bacteria levels exceeding a water quality standard. 

    Beach “D” in Sandy Hook is closed after a water sample of the ocean water contained bacteria levels unsuitable for recreational activities, according to the National Park Service. 

    A spokesperson said the beach is closed until further notice, adding that daily water monitoring will continue to ensure the beach can be safely reopened.

    This is the second closure of Beach “D” in less than a year. Authorities closed the beach late last August for one day due to unacceptable bacteria levels. 

    Elsewhere at the Jersey Shore, there are no beach closures today, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

    99.9% of “beach days” this year at the Jersey Shore have been open for bathing, njbeaches.org advises.

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