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Beach Advisory (January 25, 2019)

January 25, 2019

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 13 designated beaches throughout the Territory during the week of January 21-25, 2019. All of the sampled beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:

St. Croix

  • Buccaneer
  • Cane Bay
  • Chenay Bay
  • Cramer’s Park
  • Dorsch
  • Frederiksted Public Beach
  • Halfpenny
  • Gentle Winds
  • Grapetree Bay
  • New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta)
  • Pelican Cove (Cormorant) Protestant Cay
  • Princess Condo Row
  • Protestant Cay
  • Rainbow
  • Shoy’s


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

  • All Beaches on St. Thomas & St. John.
  • Stoney Ground on St. Croix

Therefore, the water quality of these beaches, is unknown.


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). 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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