News 12 Long Island Water Quality Report
News 12 Long Island Water Quality Report. Click on an icon for details.
Last Updated Aug. 10, 2017
The Long Island Water Quality Index is provided weekly by The Gobler Laboratory at Stony Brook University to inform about the quality of the water around Long Island. Click on the dots on the map below to obtain more information on the specific reading for that area. For more information, click here.
The Long Island Water Quality Index is provided weekly by The Gobler Laboratory at Stony Brook University to inform about the quality of the water around Long Island. The Water Quality index is designed to understand trends in water quality across Long Island for scientific purposes. The data provided are not intended to be used nor should they be used by public or private entities or individuals to determine the safety of shellfishing, swimming, boating, or other activities on or in the water. County and state agencies monitor water quality and regulate such activities accordingly. Individuals harvesting shellfish must abide with NYSDEC determinations regarding regions open and closed to shellfishing (http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/4014.html). Further, the Nassau County and Suffolk County Departments of Health are responsible for opening and closing beaches for swimming in each region.
Water Quality Summary Report: (Select arrow icon on the top right for full-screen view)