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Beach Advisory for March 28 – April 1

Rainbow Beach on St. Croix (Source file photo)

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) 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 33 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of March 28 – April 1, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

St. Croix

Stony Ground

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Pelican Cove (Comorant)

Shoy’s

Dorsch Beach

Princess (Condo Row)

Chenay Bay

Frederiksted Public Beach

Protestant Cay

Cramer’s Park

Rainbow Beach

New Fort (Fort Louise Augusta)

Grapetree Bay

Gentle Winds

Buccaneer

Ha’ penny Beach

St. Thomas

Lindbergh Bay

Sapphire Beach

Bolongo Bay

Brewers Bay

Vessup Bay

Bluebeard’s Beach

Water Bay

Hull Bay

Magens Bay

Lindqvist Beach

Frenchman’s Bay

Coki Point

St. John

Cruz Bay

Frank Bay

Oppenheimer

Great Cruz Bay

Johnson Bay

Water Island

Honeymoon Beach

The following beach does not meet water quality standards because it exceeds the established enterococci bacteria threshold; therefore, it is not considered safe for swimming or fishing:

Secret Harbor on St. Thomas

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

Cane Bay on St. Croix

Therefore, the water quality at this beach is unknown.

All persons should be aware that storm water runoff may also contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human health and, therefore, should avoid areas of storm water 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 on St. Croix or 774-3320 on St. Thomas.

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