State Government Press Releases

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07/19/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Camp Hoffman and Kinston Camp on Larkin Pond in Kingston for swimming because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH recommends reopening Camp Grosvenor Beach in North Kingstown for swimming, based on results from water samples that show...
07/06/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Peabody's Beach in Middletown and Camp Watmough (Holiday Acres Campground) Beach in Glocester for swimming, based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. Briar Point Beach in Coventry...
06/30/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Lincoln Woods State Park Beach in Lincoln for swimming because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH also recommends reopening Ninigret Pond in Charlestown based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable...
06/29/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing the following beaches for swimming due to high bacteria counts: Oakland Beach in Warwick Ninigret Pond in Charlestown Camp Watmough's Beach in Glocester Briar Point Beach in Coventry Officials will continue to monitor the...
06/14/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. RIDOH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly...
06/12/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status...
06/01/2018
The 2018 beach monitoring season has officially started. Announcements about closures will be posted here throughout the season.
08/18/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland Beach in Warwick and Slack Pond in Smithfield for swimming. Oakland Beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts, and Slack Pond due to blue-green algae. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality...
07/31/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick for swimming. The beaches have been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a...
07/28/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Hazard's Beach in Newport for swimming. The beaches have been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's...