Beach Advisory for February 10-14
Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas 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 33 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of February 10-14, 2020. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing: St. Croix Stony Ground Pelican Cove Chenay Bay Dorsch Beach Princess Cramer’s Park Frederiksted Public Beach Protestant Cay Grapetree Rainbow Buccaneer Ha’ penny Cane Bay Shoy’s New Fort St. Thomas Lindbergh Bay Water Bay Secret Harbor Brewers Bay Lindqvist Bolongo Hull Bay Sapphire Frenchman’s Bay Magens Bay Vessup Bay Bluebeard’s St. John Cruz Bay Oppenheimer Johnson Bay Great Cruz Bay Frank Bay The following beach does not meet water quality standards because it exceeds the established enterococci bacteria threshold; therefore, it is not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: St. Thomas Coki Point All persons should also be aware that storm water runoff may also contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human health and therefore all persons should avoid areas of storm water runoff (i.e. guts, puddles and drainage basins) or if any area 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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Source: St. Croix Source