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Beach Advisory for May 16-20

Buccaneer 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 36 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of May 16 – May 20, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:

St. Croix

Stony Ground

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Cane Bay

New Fort (Fort Louise Augusta)

Grapetree Bay Beach

Dorsch Beach

Columbus Landing

Buccaneer Beach

Ha’ penny Beach

Frederiksted First Target

Pelican Cove

Shoy’s Beach

Rainbow (Prosperity)

Princess-Mill Harbor

Chenay Bay

Sprat Hall

Protestant Cay Beach

Cramer’s Park Beach

St. Thomas

Lindbergh Bay

Vessup Bay

Secret Harbor

Brewers Bay

Hull Bay

Frenchman’s Bay

Water Bay

Lindqvist Beach

Magens Bay

Bluebeard’s Beach

Sapphire Beach

Bolongo Bay

St. John

Cruz Bay

Great Cruz Bay

Frank Bay

Oppenheimer Beach

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:

Coki Point on St. Thomas

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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