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RIDOH: Conimicut Point Beach Swimming Open Again

[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] Sunrise on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Conimicut Point. RIDOH has closed Conimicut Point Beach and Oakland Beach to swimming due to high bacteria levels.
[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] Sunrise on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Conimicut Point. RIDOH has closed Conimicut Point Beach and Oakland Beach to swimming due to high bacteria levels.
[CREDIT: Lincoln Smith] Sunrise on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Conimicut Point. RIDOH has announced Conimicut Point Beach swimming open again as bacteria levels have returned to normal.

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has announced Conimicut Point Beach swimming open after bacteria counts returned to safe levels.

RIDOH advised closing Conimicut Point Beach to swimming due to high bacteria levels on June 6. The beach was closed three times in 2023 due to high bacteria counts, twice in June and once in July. The beach is often closed at least once during the summer season each year as bacterial counts rise.

The health department routinely checks city and state beaches for high levels of bacteria in the water. Beach closures are announced with bacteria levels exceed more than 60 cfu/100 ml ((colony forming units per 100 milliliters) of Enterocci bacteria in saltwater and in freshwater. The beach’s status can be monitored at the DOH website.

RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data become available. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH’s beaches telephone line (401-222-2751).    A list of closed beaches can also be accessed at health.ri.gov/beaches. 

Rob Borkowski
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Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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