Posts Tagged ‘ beach closings ’

Summer storms wreak havoc for beach-goers (update)

Jun 5th, 2012 | By

Norwalk area beach waterfronts are closed again Monday because of the heavy rainfall from over the weekend. There are concerns of swimmer safety with parasites and sewage lingering in Long Island Sound according to Calf Pasture lifeguard supervisor Joy Coreau. For more on this story, visit: Norwalk beaches remain closed – The Hour Publishing Company:

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Closed Swimming Areas,105 | AP via

Aug 17th, 2011 | By

The Associated Press has reported that all of Connecticut’s state beaches had to be closed because of high bacteria from runoff.

2010 Beach closings and advisories up 32 percent from 2009 (update)

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

The annual report examines national water quality and beach closings data for 2010, breaking down the information state-by-state and beach-by-beach. There were 143 beach closings and advisories in Connecticut in 2010, a 32 percent increase from 2009.

“The number of beach closures and advisory days in Connecticut rose significantly last year and we tumbled to 24th in the nation for the number of bacteria tests exceeding national beach standards,” said Leah Schmalz, director of legal and legislative affairs for Save the Sound.