Officials still have not identified the species of bacteria that spiked in population after last month's heavy rain, but bacteria levels along the shore of Little Neck Bay were expected to return to normal levels. Still, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Web site continued to list a 48-hour advisory against swimming at Douglas Manor on Tuesday.
Douglas Manor still unsafe to swim in: City
Douglas Manor was closed down more than any other beach in Queens last year, while the New York City-Long Island region experienced more closings than any other area in the nation, a recent study by a nationwide environmental nonprofit found.
Douglas Manor was found to have 14 closings or advisories between June and August 2006 for a variety of health-related issues, including sewage overflow resulting from heavy rains, said Sarah Chasis, director of NRDC's Oceans Initiative.
Douglas Manor beach is boro's dirtiest: Study