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Beach Advisory for September 6-10

Lindbergh Bay Beach, St. Thomas (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 31 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Sept. 6 – Sept. 10, 2021. 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

Dorsch Beach

Cramer’s Park

Shoy’s

Frederiksted Public Beach

Protestant Cay

Ha’ penny Beach

Rainbow Beach

Buccaneer

Chenay Bay

New Fort (Fort Louise Augusta)

Cane Bay

Princess (Condo row)

St. Thomas

Lindbergh Bay

Sapphire Beach

Lindqvist Beach

Frenchman’s Bay

Vessup Bay

Secret Harbor

Magens Bay

Coki Point

Bluebeard’s

Brewers Bay

Hull Bay

Water Bay

Water Island

Honeymoon Beach

St. John

Great Cruz Bay

Frank Bay

Cruz Bay

Johnson Bay

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

Sprat Hall, Grapetree Bay and Columbus Landing on St. Croix

Bolongo Bay on St. Thomas

Oppenheimer on St. John

Therefore, the water quality at these beaches is unknown.

All persons should also be aware that storm water runoff may 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 the 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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