Popular Rhode Island Beach Closed to Swimming
High bacteria counts have closed a popular Rhode Island state beach to swimming.
Last week's heavy rains caused many area beaches to close temporarily due to concerns over high bacteria counts. And though many of them reopened within a day or two, one Rhode Island beach remains off-limits to swimmers.
The Rhode Island Departments of Health and Environmental Management has once again closed the waters at Scarborough Beach, both North and South, after high bacteria counts were found again.
And they apparently don't even know where it's coming from this time.
Definitely concerning if you ask me. And with such hot temperatures, a total bummer for beachgoers across the state.
Scarborough is a Rhode Island summer staple. I can remember going there ever since I was a kid.
And though I don't remember it being closed to swimming when I was little (why would a kid pay attention to that sort of thing), I do know it would have been very disappointing if it were.
So if you're planning a beach day out in Narragansett this week, pick another beach than Scarborough.
With no info on where the harmful bacteria is coming from there is no word on when the popular beach could be reopening.
You can get updates however by calling the RIDOH’s beaches telephone line at (401) 222-2751.