Beach Advisories




Beach Advisory Sign

 

Should the water quality results from a beach site or other monitored stream site exceed the CNMI Water Quality Microbial Standards, a Public Beach Advisory, or "red flag"  is posted in social media, such as it is here on the DEQ website, and on the CNMI Waters Facebook page. It is also emailed to various agencies and individuals who ask to be on the email list, and faxed to local papers for publication. Red Flag placards are also posted on beach signs located at Saipan's most frequented beaches.

If a "red flag" occurs in an area that is highly used, like in front of hotels, WQS/NPS staff will go to the beach that same day to resample the beach. This allows BECQ to notify the public as soon as possible when potential pathogens are no longer present and it is once again safe to recreate in these waters.

Many of the selected beach sites have been monitored continuously since the late 1980's. That is why some beach sites bare the name of an old hotel that has since been renamed under new ownership. The original site names are used to ensure that these sites remain associated with historical data kept within the BECQ database and in the US EPA databases, and US EPA BEACON website. You can visit the US EPA BEACON website to view historical information about your favorite beach site or you can review the last two years of water quality information in the biennial CNMI 305(b) and 303(d) Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report. Below you will find the most recent listing of water quality results collected by the WQS/NPS staff. 

 


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches and storm drainages. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

WEST HARBOR MARINA (R06)


SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Saipan's east and south recreational beaches this week. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

TANK BEACH (NEB06)

HIDDEN BEACH (NEB07)

SOUTH LAULAU (SEB03)


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages on the west coast weekly. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)

SEA PLANE RAMP (WB09)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from 10 of Tinian’s recreational beaches this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!

 

 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches and storm drainages. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

WEST HARBOR MARINA (R06)

DISTRICT #2 DRAINAGE (R07) 


SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Saipan's east and south coast recreational beaches this week. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters! 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages on the west coast weekly. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)

SEA PLANE RAMP (WB09)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21) 


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from 10 of Tinian’s recreational beaches this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from 10 of Tinian’s recreational beaches this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches and storm drainages  this week. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters! 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Saipan's east and south coast recreational beaches this week. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters! 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 08, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages on the west coast weekly. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

PAUPAU BEACH (WB02)

 

PLUMERIA HOTEL (WB05)

 

AQUA RESORT HOTEL (WB06)

 

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

 

CENTRAL REPAIR (WB08)

 

SEA PLANE RAMP (WB09)

 

PEACE PARK (WB11.2)

DRAINAGE #2 (WB20)

 

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

 

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23)

 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 02, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Saipan's east and south recreational beaches this week. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

BIRD ISLAND BEACH (NEB02) 

UNAI DANGKULO (SEB06)


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 02, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches and storm drainages. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

WEST HARBOR MARINA (R06)

DISTRICT #2 DRAINAGE (R07) 


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 31, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages on the west coast weekly. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)

SEA PLANE RAMP (WB09)

PEACE PARK (WB11.2)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1)

DRAINAGE #2 (WBWB20)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

CHALAN PIAO (WB33)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 26, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from 11 of Managaha’s recreational beaches and dock this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 23, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages on the west coast weekly. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

SEA PLANE RAMP (WB09)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1)

GARAPAN BEACH (WB22)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

HYATT (WB15)

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24)

PEACE PARK (WB11.2)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

SAN JOSE BEACH (WB25)

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23)

 


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 20, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches and storm drainages  this week. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters! 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 20, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Saipan's east and south coast recreational beaches this week. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters! 


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 18, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from 11 of Managaha’s recreational beaches and dock this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 17, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages on the west coast weekly. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

INOS PEACE PARK (WB11.2)

MICRO BEACH (WB14)


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from 10 of Tinian’s recreational beaches this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 11, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from 11 of Managaha’s recreational beaches and dock this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 10, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages on the west coast weekly. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)

SEA PLANE RAMP (WB09)

DPW CHANNEL (WB10)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1)

MICRO BEACH (WB14)

HYATT HOTEL (WB15)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

CHALAN LAULAU (WB24)

SAN ANTONIO BEACH (WB35)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 5, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from 11 of Managaha’s recreational beaches and dock this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 03, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages on the west coast weekly. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

SAN ROQUE SCHOOL (WB04)

MICRO BEACH (WB14)

GARAPAN BEACH (WB22)

PLUMERIA HOTEL (WB05)

HYATT HOTEL (WB15)

CHALAN LAULAU (WB24)

AQUA RESORT (WB06)

FIESTA HOTEL (WB16)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08) 

DRAINAGE #1 (WB17)

CK DISTRICT #2 DRAINAGE (WB31)

SEA PLANE RAMP (WB09)

IMPERIAL PACIFIC (WB18)

CK DISTRICT #4 LALLY (WB32)

DPW CHANNEL (WB10)

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)

CHALAN PIAO (WB33)

INOS PEACE PARK (11.2)

DRAINAGE #2 (WB20)

HOPWOOD SCHOOL (WB34)

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

SAN ANTONIO BEACH (WB35)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1)

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23)

SAN ANTONIO LIFT STATION (WB37)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 30, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Saipan's east and south coast recreational beaches this week. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters! 


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 30, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from 10 of Tinian’s recreational beaches this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 28, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from 11 of Managaha’s recreational beaches and dock this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 27, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages on the west coast weekly. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

HYATT HOTEL (WB15)

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)  

DRAINAGE #2 (WB20)

SEA PLANE RAMP (WB09)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

OUTERCOVE MARINA (WB13)

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23)

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

GARAPAN BEACH (WB22)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1)

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24)

MICRO BEACH ( WB14)

SAN JOSE BEACH (WB25)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 23, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from 10 of Tinian’s recreational beaches this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 21, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from 11 of Managaha’s recreational beaches and dock this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 20, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages on the west coast weekly. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 16, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from 11 of Managaha’s recreational beaches and dock this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 15, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches and storm drainages. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

DISTRICT #2 DRAINAGE (R07) 

 


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 13, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from 10 of Tinian’s recreational beaches this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 13, 2021

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages on the west coast weekly. Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns. Therefore, In order to adequately address public health concerns, DEQ has given the following locations a RED FLAG and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

 

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


 

 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 09, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages on the west coast weekly. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters! 


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 8, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from 11 of Managaha’s recreational beaches and dock this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 7, 2021

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from 10 of Tinian’s recreational beaches this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters!