Long Island Water Quality Weekly Report: Fair to Good

During the summer, a team of students and scientists led by Chris Gobler, professor of marine science at Stony Brook University and director of the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology, tests water quality weekly in about 30 locations around Long Island. The result is the Long Island Water Quality Report, which aims to provide regular snapshots of ecosystem health, with an eye on how well the bays, harbors, rivers and creeks of the region support robust fishing and shellfishing activity.

A good rating indicates clear water, adequate oxygen levels, and low or no levels of algae or bacteria from human or animal waste, with levels of all parameters meeting or exceeding all water quality standards. state and federal water.

This week’s rankings are as follows:

GOOD: Oyster Bay Harbor, Huntington Harbor, Stony Brook Harbor, Port Jefferson Harbor, Mount Sinai Harbor, Middle Bay, South Oyster Bay, Fire Island Inlet, Western Great South Bay, Western Shinnecock Bay, Mid-Shinnecock Bay, Shinnecock Inlet, Mattituck Inlet, Little Peconic Bay, Big Peconic Bay, Sag Harbor, Three Mile Harbor

FAIR: Cold Spring Harbor, Northport Harbor, Hewlett Bay, Central Great South Bay, Eastern Great South Bay, Central Moriches Bay, Eastern Moriches Bay, Quantuck Bay, Western Flanders Bay, Peconic River

POOR: Hempstead Harbor and Forge River — harmful algal blooms, low dissolved oxygen, water clarity, fecal coliforms

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