Gravesend Bay Water Quality Advisory Lifted

Source: Keith H. via Wikimedia Commons

The New York City Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and Environmental Protection (DEP) issued an advisory informing the public of a sewer break in Bay Ridge, Gravesend Bay, from the mouth of Coney Island Creek to the
Verrazano Bridge.

It stated that the water was not fit for recreational activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing or any other water activity that would entail possible direct contact with the water. The advisory also discouraged persons from consuming fish caught in the Bay while the advisory is in place.

As a result of the completion of an emergency pumping operation near 92nd and Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, NYCDOHMH and NYCDEP have determined there is no longer any need to avoid recreational use of Gravesend Bay and the advisory issued yesterday is now no longer in place. It’s now safe to go back in the water.

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