Delaware Has Nation’s 2nd-Cleanest Beaches

by Dave on July 28, 2010

The National Resources Defense Council released their 2010 “Testing the Waters” report and has announced that Delaware has the nation’s 2nd-cleanest beaches. From the report:

1n 2009, Delaware reported 25 coastal beaches, all in Sussex County and all monitored once a week. For the fifth
consecutive year, NRDC looked at the percent of monitoring samples that exceeded the state’s daily maximum bacterial
standards (all reported samples were used to calculate the 2009 percent exceedance rates, including duplicate samples and
samples taken outside the official beach season, if any). In 2009, 2% of all reported beach monitoring samples exceeded the
state’s daily maximum bacterial standards. The beaches with the highest percent exceedance rates in 2009 were Delaware
Seashore State Park, Tower Road Bayside (17%), Slaughter Beach (8%), Broadkill Beach (8%), and Prime Hook Beach (7%).

You can see all of the reports by visiting the “Testing the Waters” page on the NRDC site.

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