DPNR: Magens Bay Under “No Swim” Advisory; Four Beaches In St. John and One In St. Croix Closed
Although DPNR said earlier in the week that Magens Bay beach was under a “no swim” advisory since Thursday due to the negative effects of storm runoff, there was no mention of any beach on St. Thomas being closed.
“Beaches on St. Thomas were not sampled this week due to heavy rains this week, and DPNR anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff,” the local agency said. “DPNR advises the public to use caution when using the coastal waters on St. Thomas until further notification.”
On St. John, DPNR said that swimmers and fishermen should avoid using Johnson Bay, Frank Bay, Cruz Bay and Great Cruz Bay. The agency added that it had not been able to test Oppenheimer beach there.
On St. Croix DPNR said the beach around Mill Harbour in Estate Golden Rock on condo row should be avoided by people who want to swim or fish in the ocean.