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18/08/22: Swimming ‘not recommended’ at Staten Island beach due to water quality, city says

A Parks Department tractor pulls a rake through Wolfe's Pond Beach in Prince's Bay on Aug.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Citing “inadequate water quality,” Notify NYC, the city’s official emergency notification system, issued a beach advisory for two locations on Thursday, including one on Staten Island.

The advisory cautions residents not to swim or wade at Wolfe’s Pond Beach in Prince’s Bay and Orchard Beach in the Bronx.

Notify NYC previously issued a beach advisory for Wolfe’s Pond Beach in July 2021.

While swimming is not recommended at the aforementioned locations, it is still permitted, and the beaches remain open to the public.

These advisories are issued when water at locations exhibit high levels of bacteria, the city has previously said.

These bacteria levels can be elevated by the presence of floatable debris, medical or infectious waste, toxic contaminants, petroleum products or sewage and wastewater discharge following heavy rainfall.

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