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. 

 


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2021

RED FLAG

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

 

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 22, 2021

GREEN FLAG

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

 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 21, 2021

RED FLAG

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

 

UNAI DANGKULO (SEB06)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 21, 2021

GREEN FLAG

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


 

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

GREEN FLAG

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


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 13, 2021

RED FLAG

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

 

GROTTO (NEB 01) 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 12, 2021

GREEN FLAG

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


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 12, 2021

RED FLAG

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

 

TALAKHAYA BEACH (R13)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 07, 2021

RED FLAG

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

 

TALAKHAYA BEACH (R13)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 06, 2021

GREEN FLAG

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

 


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 05, 2021

RED FLAG

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

 

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

DPW CHANNEL (WB10)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 30, 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 DECEMBER 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.

 

WING BEACH (WB01) 

DPW CHANNEL (WB10)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1) 


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 29, 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)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 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 QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 22, 2020

GREEN FLAG

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


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 22, 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.

 

TACHOGNA BEACH (T07)

UNAI DANGKULO (T02)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 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 EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 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.

 

BIRD ISLAND (NEB 02) 


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 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)

DIST #2 DRAINAGE (R07) 

TALAKHAYA BEACH (R13)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 16, 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 DECEMBER 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.

 

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07) 

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1) 

GARAPAN FISHING BASE (WB21)

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24)


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 11, 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 QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 10, 2020

GREEN FLAG

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


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 10, 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.

 

TAGA BEACH (T07)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 2, 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 DECEMBER 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.

 

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08) 

DPW CHANNEL (WB10) 

GROTTO (NEB01) 

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 1, 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.

 

TAGA BEACH (T07)


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 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 NOVEMBER 24, 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 (T05)

UNAI BABUI (T03)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24, 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.

 

SAN ROQUE SCHOOL (WB04)

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08) 

DPW CHANNEL (WB10) 

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1) 

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24) 

SAN ANTONIO LIFT STATION (WB37)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20, 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 NOVEMBER 19, 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.

 

SOUTH LAULAU (SEB 03) 


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19, 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)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18, 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 NOVEMBER 17, 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.

 

GROTTO (NEB01)

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08) 

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24) 

DPW CHANNEL (WB10) 

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1) 

GARAPAN FISHING BASE (WB21) 

DPW CHANNEL (WB10)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13, 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 NOVEMBER 10, 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.

 

TAGA BEACH (T08)

SAN JOSE HARBOR (T09)


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 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.

 

GROTTO (NEB01)

DPW CHANNEL (WB10)

 


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 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.

 

GROTTO (NEB01)

CENTRAL REPAIR (WB08)

DPW CHANNEL (WB10)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.1) 

SAN ANTONIO LIFT STATION (WB37)


 

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)