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 QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 28, 2020

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Managaha’s 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.

 

NORTH OF PIER (MG02)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 27, 2020

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 (WB08)

DPW CHANNEL (WB10)

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24) 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 22, 2020

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.

 

GROTTO CAVE (NEB01)

HIDDEN BEACH (NEB07)

OLD MAN BY THE SEA (NEB04)


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 22, 2020

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 BEACH (R13)

 

 


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21, 2020

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 OCTOBER 20, 2020

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)

CENTRAL REPAIR (WB08)

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24) 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 15, 2020

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.


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 15, 2020

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)

TALAKHAYA BEACH (R13)

 

 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14, 2020

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 (WB08)

SEA PLANE RAMP (WB09)


 

WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY RESAMPLE REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 08, 2020

RED FLAG

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) conducted a “resample” of the beach water at CK District #2 Drain (WB31).  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.

 

CK DISTRICT #2 DRAIN (WB31)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 08, 2020

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.

 

KOKOMO BEACH (R02)

WEST HARBOR MARINA (R06)

DIST #2 DRAINAGE (R07)

TALAKHAYA BEACH (R13)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 07, 2020

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 (NEB 02)


 

 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 6, 2020

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)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23)

GARAPAN BEACH (WB22)

CK DISTRICT #2 DRAIN (WB31)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 01, 2020

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.

 

GROTTO (NEB 01)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 01, 2020

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)

DIST #2 DRAINAGE (R07)

TALAKHAYA BEACH (R13)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

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.

 

 

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

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.

 

MOBILE STORM DRAIN (R03) 

WEST HARBOR MARINA (R06) 

TALAKHAYA (R13) 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

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.

 

GROTTO (NEB 01)

HIDDEN BEACH (NEB07)

JEFFERY'S BEACH (NEB03) 

OLD MAN BY THE SEA (NEB04) 


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

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 SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

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)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1)

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23)

CENTRAL REPAIR (WB08)

MICRO BEACH (WB14)

GARAPAN BEACH (WB22)

SEA PLANE RAMP (WB09)

HYATT (WB15)

SAIPAN WORLD RESORT (WB27)

OUTERCOVE MARINA (WB13)

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)

CK DISTRICT #2 DRAIN (WB31)

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

CHALAN LAULAU (WB24)

 


SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

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.

 

OLD MAN BY THE SEA (NEB 04)

OBYAN BEACH (SEB04)


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

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.

 

KOKOMO BEACH (R02)


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Tinian’s 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.

 

LEPROSARIUM I (T05)

LEPROSARIUM II (T06)

SAN JOSE HARBOR (T09)


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

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.

WING BEACH (WB01)

MICRO BEACH (WB14)

PAUPAU BEACH (WB02)

HYATT (WB15)

KENSINGTON HOTEL (WB03)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

DPW CHANNEL (WB10)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1)

CK DIST #2 DRAIN (WB31)

 


 

 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

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.

 

OBYAN BEACH (SEB04)

 


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

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.

 

KOKOMO BEACH (R02)

 


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 04, 2020

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


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 04, 2020

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 SEPTEMBER 04, 2020

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.

 

UNAI DANGKULO (SEB06)

GROTTO CAVE (NEB01) 

BIRD ISLAND (NEB02) 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

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.

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)

SAN JOSE (WB25)

DRAINAGE #2 (WB20)

CIVIC CENTER (WB26)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

SAIPAN WORLD RESORT (WB27)

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23)

COMMUNITY SCHOOL (WB29)

GARAPAN BEACH (WB22)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)

CHALAN LAULAU (WB24)

CK DIST #2 DRAIN (WB31)

PIC BEACH (WB37)

DPW CHANNEL (WB10)

 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 27, 2020

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.


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 27, 2020

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Tinian’s 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.

 

LEPROSARIUM I (T05)

LEPROSARIUM II (T06)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 26, 2020

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.

 

DPW CHANNEL (WB10)

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 25, 2020

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 AUGUST 20, 2020

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Tinian’s 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.

 

LEPROSARIUM II (T06)

SAN JOSE HARBOR (T09)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2020

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 (WB08)

DRAINAGE #1 (WB17)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 11, 2020

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

 

 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 18, 2020

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 SPECIAL MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2020

RED FLAG

Due to excessive stormwater runoff and breaching of Garapan Drainages #1 and #2, The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) is issuing an advisory from the following locations due to the possibility of excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (Enterococci) that exceed 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.

There is a general likelihood of higher levels of bacteria following any rainy period due to runoff from the land.  Therefore, in order to adequately address public health concerns, BECQ is issuing this preemptive advisory, for the following locations a RED FLAG urging the public to exercise caution when swimming or fishing at all beach locations for the next 48 hours. 

 

FIESTA HOTEL (WB16)

DRAINAGE #1 (WB17)

IMPERIAL PACFIC (WB18)

                                                                                                 GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)   

                       DRAINAGE #2 (WB20)                         

           GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)        


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2020

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Tinian’s 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.

 

LEPROSARIUM I (T05)

UNAI CHULU (T04)

UNAI BABUI (T03)

UNAI DANKULO (T02)


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 12, 2020

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.

 

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 11, 2020

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


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6, 2020

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.

 

DPW CHANNEL (WB10)

DRAINAGE #2 (WB20)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6, 2020

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Tinian’s 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.

 

SAN JOSE HARBOR (T09)

LEPROSARIUM II (T06) 

UNAI CHULU (T04) 


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 31, 2020

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 JULY 30, 2020

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.


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 29, 2020

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.

 

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 24, 2020

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 23, 2020

RED FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Tinian’s 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.

 

SAN JOSE HARBOR (T09)

LEPROSARIUM II (T06) 

UNAI CHULU (T04) 

UNAI MASALOK (T01) 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 07, 2020

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.

 

JEFFREY'S BEACH (NEB03)

UNAI DANGKULO (SEB06)

 

 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 22, 2020

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.

 

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 02, 2020

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches this week.  Due to power interruptions and the unavailability of a backup generator on Thursday, July 02, BECQ was unable to readout the results from the samples collected this week.  Therefore, BECQ cannot determine whether these waters meet CNMI Water Quality Standards for Recreational Use.


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 02, 2020

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.  Due to power interruptions and the unavailability of a backup generator on Thursday, July 02, BECQ was unable to readout the results from the samples collected this week.  Therefore, BECQ cannot determine whether these waters meet CNMI Water Quality Standards for Recreational Use.


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 26, 2020

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed water samples collected from Saipan's west 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.


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 25, 2020

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.

 

GUATA BEACH (R11)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 25, 2020

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.


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 19, 2020

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.

 

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 18, 2020

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 JUNE 18, 2020

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 (NEB02)

UNAI DANGKULO (SEB06)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 12, 2020

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.

 

HIDDEN BEACH (NEB07)

OLD MAN BY THE SEA (NEB04)


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 11, 2020

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


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 10, 2020

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)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 9, 2020

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 JUNE 04, 2020

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 JUNE 04, 2020

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


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 3, 2020

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.

 

GROTTO CAVE (NEB01)

 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 02, 2020

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)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1) 

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)