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.

 

 


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 21, 2018

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 JUNE 20, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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.

 

AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK (WB12.1)

PLUMERIA HOTEL (WB05)

GRANDVRIO (HAFA ADAI) HOTEL (WB19)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)

 


 

 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 19, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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 MAY 23, 2018

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 MAY 23, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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.

 

NIKKO HOTEL (Kensington) (WB03)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 22, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. 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 MAY 18, 2018

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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)

HIDDEN BEACH (NEB07)

JEFFERY'S BEACH (NEB03)

NORTH LAULAU BEACH (SEB02)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 18, 2018

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 MAY 16, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

 


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 16, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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 MAY 9, 2018

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 MAY 8, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

CIVIC CENTER BEACH (WB26)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 8, 2018

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Tinian's recreational beaches and storm drainages 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.

 LEPROSARIUM BEACH (T05) 

 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 2, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 1, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. 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 APRIL 24, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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 EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 19, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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.

 

 


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 18, 2018

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 WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 11, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB11.2)

HAFA ADAI DRAINAGE #2 (WB20)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

GARAPAN BEACH DRAIN #3 (WB23)

GARAPAN BEACH (WB22)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 17, 2018

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 EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 12, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) conducted a "resample" of the beach water from the following locations. Samples collected did not contain 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 APRIL 12, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. 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 APRIL 11, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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.

 

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 10, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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 EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 6, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) conducted a "resample" of the beach water from the following locations. Samples collected did not contain 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 APRIL 5, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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 APRIL 4, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

PLUMERIA HOTEL (WB05)

GARAPAN BEACH (WB22)

AQUA RESORT HOTEL (WB06)

CK DIST. #2 DRAIN (WB31)

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

CK DIST. #4 DRAIN (WB32)

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)

CHALAN PIAO BEACH (WB33)

SEA PLANE RAMP (WBO09)

HOPWOOD SCHOOL BEACH (WB34)

HYATT HOTEL (WB15)

 

 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 29, 2018

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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.

 

JEFFERY'S BEACH (NEB03)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 28, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. 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 MARCH 28, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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.

 

CK DIST. #2 DRAIN (WB31)

 


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 27, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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 EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 20, 2018

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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.

 

JEFFERY'S BEACH (NEB03)

 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 15, 2018

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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)

JEFFERY'S BEACH (NEB03)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 14, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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.

 

CHALAN PIAO BEACH (WB33)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

HYATT HOTEL (WB15)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 13, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. 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 MARCH 7, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed samples of marine recreational and storm drainage water from 39 locations on the west side of Saipan's west coast 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 MARCH 1, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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 FEBRUARY 28, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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.

 

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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.

 


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23, 2018

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.

VETERANS MEMORIAL (R09)

 


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 22, 2018

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 FEBRUARY 21, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)

CK DIST #2 DRAIN (WB31)

SAN ANTONIO LIFT STATION (WB37)

 


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 21, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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.

 


                                       

WEST BEACHES WATER QUALITY RESAMPLE REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16, 2018

RED FLAG                             

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) conducted a “resample” of the beach water at World Resort Hotel (WB 27).  Samples collected from that location 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, BECQ has retained the following location 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.

 

WORLD RESORT (Diamond Hotel) (WB27)

 


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15, 2018

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 FEBRUARY 14, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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.

 

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB321

WORLD RESORT HOTEL (WB27)

WING BEACH (WB01)

PAU PAU BEACH (WB02)

NIKKO (Kensington) HOTEL (WB03)

HYATT HOTEL (WB15)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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 FEBRUARY 8, 2018

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 FEBRUARY 7, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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.

 

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)

CK DIST #2 DRAIN (WB31)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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 JANUARY 31, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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)

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)

PUERTO RICO DUMP (WB11.2)

HYATT HOTEL (WB15)

FIESTA HOTEL (WB16)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 30, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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 JANUARY 25, 2018

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 JANUARY 25, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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.

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

GARAPAN BEACH DRAINAGE #3 (WB23)

CK DISTRICT #2 DRAINAGE (WB31)

                                                                                                                                      


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2018

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 JANUARY 18, 2018

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Tinian's recreational beaches and storm drainages 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.

 KAMMER BEACH (T10)

UNAI DANGKULO (T01)


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 17, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. 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 JANUARY 17, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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.

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 12, 2018

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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 JANUARY 10, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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.

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2018

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 JANUARY 4, 2018

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 every Tuesday. 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.

PAU PAU BEACH (WB02)

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE  (WB10)

PEACE PARK (WB11.2)

FIESTA HOTEL (WB16)

HAFA ADAI DRAINAGE #2 (WB20)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)
GARAPAN BEACH (WB22)

SAN JOSE BEACH (WB25)

CIVIC CENTER BEACH (WB26)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)

CK DISTRICT #2 DRAIN (WB31)

PACIFIC ISLANDS CLUB BEACH (WB36)

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality analyzes samples of marine recreational and storm drainage water from 38 locations on the Saipan’s Coast.  Marine Water Quality Reports are also provided at www.deq.gov.mp/sec.asp?secID=52.  Interested individuals and organizations can also receive email notifications of the weekly marine water quality reports.  To do so, please send an email to waterqualityreport@becq.gov.mp.


SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 29, 2017

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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 DECEMBER 27, 2017

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 every Tuesday. 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.

FIESTA HOTELL (WB16)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

SAIPAN WORLD RESORT (WB27)

CHALAN KANOA DIST #2 DRAINAGE  (WB31)

CHALAN KANOA #4 LALLY BEACH DRAINAGE (WB32)

PACIFIC ISLANDS CLUB BEACH (WB36)

 


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 20, 2017

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 STORM DRAIN (R07)


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 20, 2017

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 every Tuesday. 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)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB 10)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

GARAPAN BEACH  (WB22)


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19, 2017

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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 EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 14, 2017

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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.

 

GROTTO CAVE (NEB01)

BIRD ISLAND BEACH (NEB02)

HIDDEN BEACH (NEB07)


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21, 2017

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 every Tuesday. 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.

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)

HOPWOOD SCHOOL BEACH (WB34)
DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 13, 2017

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.

   
   

 

TALAKHAYA (R13)


SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 7, 2017

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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.

 

OLD MAN BY THE SEA (NEB04)

UNAI DANGKULO (SEB06)


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 6, 2017

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 every Tuesday. 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.

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 6, 2017

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. 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 NOVEMBER 30, 2017

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.

   
   

MOBIL STORM DRAIN (R03)

EAST HARBOR DOCK (R04)

TEWEKSBERRY BEACH (R05)

TALAKHAYA (R13)

 

 

 


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 15, 2017

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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 EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28, 2017

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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 NOVEMBER 21, 2017

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 every Tuesday. 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)

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)

MICRO BEACH (WB14)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17, 2017

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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.

 

UNAI DANGKULO (SEB06)


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 15, 2017

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.

   
   
TALAKHAYA (R13)

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 15, 2017

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) 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 NOVEMBER 15, 2017

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 every Tuesday. 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.

 

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)