The beaches were recently closed due to high bacteria counts.
HEALTH officials recommend the re-opening of Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown and Fort Adams State Park Beach in Newport for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the summer season. Water quality analysis is conducted by the HEALTH Laboratory or a state certified laboratory.
Fort Adams is closed to swimming due to high bacteria levels.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Fort Adams State Park in Newport to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the HEALTH laboratory or a state certified laboratory.
Sea levels in Newport have increased eight inches since 1930, experts say.
Although you don’t hear many complaints about this year’s warm winter, local experts say the shifts in the climate should not be underestimated. According to the University of Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative, the world is getting warmer, the oceans are getting warmer and more acidic, storms are getting more intense and sea levels are rising at an accelerated rate. According to the study funded by the Rhode Island Sea Grant, the sea level in Newport has increased eight inches since 1930. By 2100, the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council said to expect three to five feet of sea level rise. This could mean loss of waterfront property and public access, said the university. Rian Wilkinson, president of the Middletown …