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All Tested Beaches Good To Go This Weekend

News / Virgin Islands / July 20, 2019

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said Friday that all beaches it tested this week proved safe for fishing and swimming.

To prove safety, D.P.N.R. samples enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity. 

Below, the tested beaches territory-wide:

St. Croix: Shoy’s, New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta), Dorsch, Frederiksted Public Beach, Stony Ground, Spratt Hall, Pelican Cove (Cormorant), Rainbow, Buccaneer, Protestant Cay, Chenay Bay, Cramer’s Park, Halfpenny, Cane Bay and Columbus Landing.

St. Thomas: Magen’s Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Lindbergh Bay, Lindquist, Sapphire, Bluebeard’s, Coki Point, Water Bay, Bolongo Bay, Secret Harbor, Vessup Bay, Hull Bay and Frenchman’s Bay.

St. John: Great Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay, Frank Bay, Oppenheimer and Johnson Bay.

D.P.N.R. said all persons should 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 in St. Croix or 774-3320 in St. Thomas.

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