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All of Maryland's ocean beaches are located in one county -- Worcester County. These include the beaches of Assateague Island National Seashore (which spans Maryland and Virginia) and beaches in the vicinity of Ocean City (the largest resort area). Maryland also has many beaches located on the Chesapeake Bay.

Water samples are taken during the beach season from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In marine or estuarine water, samples are tested for enterococci (a microorganism associated with fecal matter). At coastal beaches, advisories are issued if the running geometric mean at a site over a 30-day period exceeds 35 mpn or if a single sample exceeds 104 mpn. Maryland local health departments issue advisories according to Code of Maryland Regulations 26.08.09.08. More information about beaches in Maryland can be found at the website maintained by the Maryland Department of the Environment Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer.

Hotline for Beach Conditions in Maryland:
410-632-1220, ext. 1601

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Water quality data for beaches from the Worcester County Government Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

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Public notification information for Worcester County is available at Beaches 911 Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

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Maryland's Healthy Beaches Program Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

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Maryland Department of the Environment - Beaches Program Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

Beaches Routinely Monitored In Maryland

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County And State Contacts For Maryland Beaches

Kathy Brohawn (kbrohawn@mde.state.md.us)
Science Services Administration
Maryland Department of the Environment Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Montgomery Park Business Center
1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230-1718
410-537-3608
Fax: 410-537-3998

Heather Morehead (hmorehead@mde.state.md.us)
Environmental Specialist
Maryland Department of the Environment Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Montgomery Park Business Center, Suite 540
1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD, 21230-1718
410-537-3618
Fax: 410-537-3873

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