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DPNR Beach Advisory April 26 – April 30

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for Enterococci, Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 36 designated beaches throughout the Territory during the week of April 26, – April 30, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

St. Croix

Cane Bay

Pelican Cove

Shoy’s

Protestant Cay

New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta)

Sprat Hall

Princess (Condo Row)

Columbus Landing

Rainbow Beach

Buccaneer

Chenay Bay

Frederiksted Public Beach

Halfpenny Beach

Cramer’s Park

Dorsch Beach

Stony Ground

 

St. Thomas

Water Bay

Sapphire Beach

Lindqvist Beach

Bolongo Bay

Vessup Bay

Coki Point

Frenchman’s Bay

Secret Harbor

Limetree Bay

Magen’s Bay

Bluebeard’s Beach

Lindbergh Bay

Brewer’s Bay

Hull Bay

Morningstar

 

Water Island

Honeymoon Beach

 

St. John 

Cruz Bay

Oppenheimer

Great Cruz Bay

 

The following beach does not meet water quality standards because it exceeds the established Enterococci Bacteria threshold and therefore, is not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing:

  • Frank Bay on St. John.

Please note: Samples were not collected at the following beaches:

  • Grapetree Bay on St. Croix
  • Johnson Bay on St. John

Therefore, the water quality at these beaches is unknown.

All persons should be aware that stormwater runoff may also contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human health, and therefore, should avoid areas of stormwater runoff (i.e. guts, puddles, and drainage basins) or any area that appears discolored or has foul odors. DPNR will continue to monitor impacted areas and waters.

For additional information regarding water quality call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082 in St. Croix or 774-3320 in St. Thomas.

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