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Beach Advisory for November 14-18

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

Beach Advisory for October 24-28

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:

Beach Advisory for September 26-30

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:

Beach Advisory for September 19-23

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:

Beach Advisory for September 12-16

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:

Beach Advisory for September 5-9

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program did not conduct its weekly beach monitoring for the week of Sept. 5-9.

Beach Advisory for August 15-19

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:

Beach Advisory: Environmental Impact of Storm-Water Runoff

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced that due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff.

Beach Advisory for July 18-22

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:

Beach Advisory for July 4-8

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 July 4-8, 2016. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing: St. Croix Stoney Ground Protestant Cay Cramer’s Park Pelican Cove (Comorant) Shoy’s Rainbow New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta) Ha’ penny Dorsch Cane Bay Spratt Hall Columbus Landing Princess (Condo Row) Frederiksted Public Beach Buccaneer St. Thomas Lindqvist Coki Point Bluebeard’s Bolongo Bay Water Bay Frenchman’s Bay Hull Bay Magens Bay Lindbergh Bay Brewers Bay Vessup Bay Sapphire Secret Harbor St. John Johnson Bay Great Cruz Bay Oppenheimer Frank Bay Cruz Bay The following beaches do not meet water quality standards because they exceed the established Enterococci Bacteria threshold and therefore are not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: St. Croix Chenay Bay Grapetree Bay High levels of Enterococci Bacteria and Turbidity may be caused by runoff due to heavy rains, heavy marine vessel traffic, high wave activity near the shoreline, irresponsible recreational use, etc. Runoff can consist of sediment, pesticides, animal feces and oil & grease, all of which are harmful to the waters of the territory. DPNR will continue to monitor these popular swimming areas. DPNR also recommends that people use their own discretion when swimming or fishing at the designated beaches. If the waters appear muddy or murky or have foul odors, do not swim or fish. For additional information regarding water quality. call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082 on St. Croix.

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