Oakland Beach closed to swimming


On Wednesday, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended closing Oakland 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 of a beach may change daily. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (222-2751) and online.

General beach information includes a list of beach closures and an interactive beach map with closures indicated.


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There is a lot of danger in Narragansett Bay for the next week or so. With hurricane Gert and the solar eclipse on Monday (8-21), the undertow is extreme. Surf fisherman are already reporting problems and that's in shallow water. Enjoy the beaches but not the water for the next few days, not just because of the bacteria count.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Just play it safe and never swim or eat any seafood harvested North of Prudence and Patience Islands in the West Passage; this happens so frequently that I decided over twenty years ago that it just isn't worth the risk and I've avoided illness so far.

Monday, August 21, 2017

eyes may bee an idamajit, but hows does an eclipeses affect beach closures? sticks to cutting taxes and increasing services mayer

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Anyone know why Oakland Beach is closed so often.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

--> Justanidiot <--

Dick Nye the not so science guy probably thought the eclipse would make it very dark and scary!


a lot of "questionable" septic connections in that area, not to mention all the trash - go through on a sunny weekend and look around, it's pretty gross

Wednesday, August 23, 2017