BELMAR – Heavy rains may have caused high amounts of bacteria at Jersey Shore beaches, causing officials to shut five of those Wednesday morning in order to place 17 others under advisory.
A beach is closed after two consecutive era of results that exceed hawaii standard of 104 colonies per 100 milliliters per sample. Beaches under advisory mean they’ve got tested positive for top stages of bacteria for one day and email address details are pending for the day.
Levels of Enterococci bacteria with the 193 beaches monitored via the Department of Environmental Protection's Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program often spike some locations because of a build-up of waste from geese, seagull along with other animals following heavy rains.
Some within the higher levels were also spiked because of the gates to Wreck Pond being opened allowing water to circulate for the ocean, officials said. Trenches were also dug into the beach in Sea Girt.?
- Belmar Borough Beach (river): L Street Beach
- Sea Girt Borough: The Terrace (ocean)
- Sea Girt:? Beacon Blvd (ocean)
- Spring Lake: Brown Ave (ocean)
- Spring Lake: York Ave (ocean)
Beaches under advisory
- Brigantine City: 26th St (bay)
- Somers Point City: New Jersey Ave (bay)
CAPE MAY COUNTY
- Upper Township: Beesley's Point Beach (bay)
- Bradley Beach Borough: Ocean Park (ocean)
- Loch Arbour Village: Village Beach Club (ocean)
- Sea Girt Borough: Baltimore (ocean)
- Spring Lake Borough Essex Ave (ocean)
- Long Beach Township: Nj-new jersey (bay)
- Ocean Gate Borough:?Anglesea (river)
- Ocean Gate Borough:Beach: Wildwood (river)
- Pine Beach Borough: West Beach Avon Rd (river)
- Pine Beach Borough: East Beach Station Ave (river)
- Point Pleasant? Beach: Maryland (ocean)
- Point Pleasant? Beach: Central (ocean)
- Seaside Heights Borough: Sheridan (ocean)
- Seaside Heights Borough:: Hancock (ocean)
- Seaside Heights Borough:Lincoln Ave (ocean)