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So I just saw an article claiming that there is 10x the normal amount of bacteria in about 17 or so NJ beach area's.  Has anybody else heard about this?  Also, would there be any concern for the fisheries as well or just us fishers wading in the waters trying to catch these suckers?

This was updated today with these beaches:

 

The tests are part of a weekly monitoring program that is on the lookout for enterococcus, which is considered a warning sign of dangerous pathogens.

The standard for safe swimming is less than 104 colony forming units, or cfu, per 100 milliliters of water.

 

Per NJbeaches.org, here are the beaches that tested above the safe swimming threshold on Monday and are under an advisory or closed today: 

  • Middletown, Ideal Beach, 140 cfu
  • Highlands, Miller Beach, 160 cfu
  • Sea Bright, Rumson Road, 160 cfu
  • Long Branch, North Bath Avenue, 110 cfu
  • Long Branch, South Bath Avenue, 320 cfu
  • Deal, Phillips Avenue, 130 cfu
  • Deal, Hathaway Avenue, 150 cfu
  • Spring Lake, York Avenue, 110 cfu
  • Sea Girt, New York Boulevard, 140 cfu
  • Point Pleasant, River beach, 150 cfu
  • Point Pleasant Beach, Maryland Avenue, 110 cfu
  • Ortley Beach, 4th Avenue, 140 cfu
  • Ortley Beach, North Beach Drive, 450 cfu
  • Island Heights, Summit Avenue, 1,800 cfu, closed
  • Beachwood, West beach, 1,300 cfu, closed
  • Pine Beach, Avon Road, 920 cfu, closed
  • Ocean Gate, Wildwood Avenue, 160 cfu
  • Beach Haven West, Jennifer Lane, 120 cfu
  • Atlantic City, Pennsylvania Avenue, 440 cfu
  • Atlantic City, North Carolina Avenu, 140 cfu
  • Atlantic City, Missouri Avenue, 122 cfu
  • Atlantic City, Georgia Avenue, 125 cfu
  • Atlantic City, Annapolis Avenue, 130 cfu
  • Atlantic City, Bartram Place, 175 cfu
  • Atlantic City, Montgomery Avenue, 120 cfu
  • Ventnor, Austin Avenue, 305 cfu
  • Ventnor, South Dorset Avenue, 360 cfu
  • Ventnor, New Haven Avenue, 382 cfu
  • Ventnor, Washington Avenue, 170 cfu
  • Ocean City, Surf Road, 120 cfu
  • Somers Point, New Jersey Avenue, 120 cfu
  • Ocean City, North Street, 120 cfu
  • Ocean City, Park Place, 120 cfu 
  • North Wildwood, 2nd Avenue and JFK Boulevard, 120 cfu

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Lots of rain flushing crap out of the back, just in time for a test session. It will pass. Water's not even that hot yet, might not get real hot this year

 

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Raritan Bay looks like the toilet in Penn Station on a Friday night........no wonder the fish left......and the pipes lead out to the ocean and bays.....horrible.

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No....I'm tellin' you it looks like a cesspool....between NYC, Staten Island, parts of LI and NJ...there's a bout 12 million peoples crap floatin' out there along with the condoms, tampons, plastic bags, etc. ....at least that's what it looks like.

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.....I heard someone say this AM that NJDEP was at the Atlantic Highlands Marina....really!!!! IMO, it's no wonder why the fish are off-shore.

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You have no idea what NNJ and NYC does with it's sewage after a hard rain.  Disgusting. 

Combined sewers are potentially the worst current environmental hazard we have. 

 

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Still, a lot better then it was back in the 70"s when every summer we had the red tides along the beach that pushed everything out and killed what tried to stay around.

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2 minutes ago, MC55 said:

Still, a lot better then it was back in the 70"s when every summer we had the red tides along the beach that pushed everything out and killed what tried to stay around.

Agree totally.

As a kid growing up close to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in late 60's remember dead goats, rats, horses floating in lower NY harbor, off Coney Island and off Staten Island by Great Kills.  Those were in addition to tar balls, oil slicks, condoms, assorted garbage, poop, etc.

Even though we still have problems with pollution now and then (especially after heavy rains over-run sewer system capacities) water quality today is a 100 better today than it was 40 years ago IMO.

Still need to do more though.

Maybe spend $ on this rather than moving sand around.

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