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Beach Advisory Week of July 18-22

July 22, 2005 — Commissioner Dean C. Plaskett of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that the Division of Environmental Protection’s Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at 43 popular swimming beaches throughout the territory, advises the public of the following:
DPNR-DEP performed water quality analysis at the 43 designated beaches throughout the Territory during the week of July 18-22. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:
St. Croix
Stony Ground
Princess (Condo Row)
Dorsch
Protestant Cay
Teague Bay
Chenay Bay
NewFort(Ft. Louise Augusta)
Spratt Hall
Buccaneer
Davis Bay
CaneBay
Cramer Park
Grapetree Bay
Pelican Cove (Comorant)
Shoy’s
GentleWinds
Frederiksted Public Beach(First Target)
Rainbow
Columbus Landing
Halfpenny
St. Thomas
Water Bay
Limetree
Lindquist
Sapphire
Magen’s Bay
Vessup Bay
Bluebeards
Coki Point
Bolongo Bay
Frenchman’s Bay
Lindberg Bay
Brewer’s Bay
Hull Bay
Morningstar
St. John
Oppenhiemer
Francis Bay
Klain Bay
Hart Bay
Chocolate Hole
Frank Bay
Cruz Bay
Great Cruz Bay
However, the following beach DOES NOT MEET THE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR SWIMMING OR FISHING:
St. Thomas
Secret Harbor
Commissioner Plaskett is advising the public to refrain from using the waters at the beach mentioned above. This includes activities such as fishing and bathing. DPNR is also advising parents to please instruct their children to keep away from the above-mentioned area.
There may be an increased health risk to anyone swimming in these areas as a result of an increased concentration of bacteria.
The VI Beach Monitoring Program will continue to monitor the 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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