ST. CROIX — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources revealed on Friday that two beaches — one in St. Croix and the other in St. Thomas — are not safe for swimming and fishing this weekend.
According to the government agency, water quality analysis performed at the territory’s 35 beaches revealed that Princess Beach (Condo Row) on St. Croix and Bluebeards on St. Thomas did not meet the water quality standards for swimming or fishing.
According to DPNR, the following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:
On St. Croix: Stoney Ground, Protestant Cay, Chenay Bay, Buccaneer, Cane Bay, Cramer Park, Rainbow, Shoy’s, New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta), Pelican Cove (Comorant), Halfpenny, Grapetree Bay, Dorsch, Frederiksted Public Beach, Columbus Landing and Sprat Hall.
On St. Thomas: Hull Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Lindquist, Bolongo Bay, Sapphire, Vessup Bay, Magen’s Bay, Lindbergh Bay, Secret Harbor, Frenchman’s Bay, Coki Point and Water Bay.
And in St. John, Oppenhiemer, Johnson’s Bay, Frank Bay, Cruz Bay and Great Cruz Bay were all safe for swimming and fishing.
DPNR said it 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.
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