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Beach Advisory for May 2-6

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, did not perform water quality tests for this week, and advises the public of the following:

DPNR does not anticipate any negative impacts from recent rains but cautions the public that if heavy rainfall were to continue, avoid any areas affected by storm-water runoff until the effects subside.

DPNR will resume weekly monitoring next week. 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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