Beach Advisory for November 14-18

A beautiful Virgin Islands beach (File photo)

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced 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, has not performed water quality tests for the past week and advises the public of the following:

DPNR does not anticipate any negative impacts from recent rains but cautions the public that if heavy rainfall were to continue, avoid any areas affected by storm-water runoff until the effects subside.

For additional information regarding water quality, call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082 on St. Croix or 774-3320 on St. Thomas.