Beach Advisories




Beach Advisory Sign

 

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

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

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


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20, 2019

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters.


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

SEA PLANE RAMP (WB09)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19) 

DRAINAGE #2 (WB20) 

GARAPAN FISHING BASE (WB21)


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

UNAI MASALOK (T01)

LEPROSARIUM 1 (T05)

SAN JOSE HARBOR (T09)


SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

GROTTO CAVE (NEB 01)

 


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

UNAI MASALOK (T01)

 


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 07, 2019

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 NOVEMBER 06, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19) 

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23) 

 


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 06, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

LEPROSARIUM BEACH I (T05) 

LEPROSARIUM BEACH II (T06) 

UNAI BABUI (T03)

 


SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 01, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

BIRD ISLAND BEACH (NEB02)

 


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 29, 2019

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 OCTOBER 24, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24) 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 30, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

 


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 29, 2019

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 OCTOBER 18, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 24, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24) 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 17, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

AQUA RESORT (WB06)

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

INOS PEACE PARK (WB11.2)

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24) 

 


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16, 2019

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 WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 10, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

KENSINGTON HOTEL (WB03)

AQUA RESORT (WB06)

CENTRAL REPAIR (WB08)

AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK DRAINAGE (WB12.1)

IMPERIAL PACIFIC (WB18)

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21) 

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23) 

GARAPAN BEACH (WB22) 

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 3, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 1, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

 

INOS PEACE PARK (WB11.2)

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK DRAINAGE (WB12.1)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 1, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

WEST HARBOR MARINA (R06)

DISTRICT #2 DRAINAGE (R07)

TALAKHAYA BEACH (R13)


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 1, 2019

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 25, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

TANK BEACH (NEB06)

HIDDEN BEACH (NEB07)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters.


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

 

INOS PEACE PARK (WB11.2)

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK DRAINAGE (WB12.1)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

IMPERIAL PACIFIC (WB18)

 


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

WEST HARBOR MARINA (R06)

 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)

PEACE PARK (WB11.2)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.4)

DRAINAGE #1 (WB17)

IMPERIAL PACIFIC (WB18)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24) 


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

LEPROSARIUM BEACH (T05) 

UNAI CHULU (T04)

UNAI DANGKULO (T02)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

JEFFERY'S BEACH (NEB03)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2019

RED FLAG
 

Due to the storm water runoff and breaching of Garapan Drainage #1, 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 until otherwise notified.

 

FIESTA HOTEL (WB16)

DRAINAGE #1 (WB17)

IMPERIAL PACFIC (WB18)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2019

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters.


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)

PEACE PARK (WB11.2)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.4)

FIESTA (WB16) 

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23) 

GARAPAN BEACH (WB22) 

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24) 


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 28, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.4)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 27, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 23, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 21, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

PAUPAU BEACH (WB02)

DRAINAGE #1 (WB17)

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21) 

GARAPAN BEACH (WB22)

CHALAN LAULAU BEACH (WB24)

KANOA RESORT (WB28)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30) 


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 20, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

TACHOGNA BEACH (T07) 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 15, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 14, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21) 

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23)

CIVIC CENTER (WB26) 

SUGAR DOCK (WB30) 


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

UNAI DANGKULO (T02) 


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2019

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

 

 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 8, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

AMP DRAINAGE (WB12.4) 

MICRO BEACH (WB14)

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21) 

DRAINAGE #3 (WB23)

CIVIC CENTER (WB26) 

SUGAR DOCK (WB30) 

SAN ANTONIO BEACH (WB35)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6, 2019

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 AUGUST 6, 2019

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters.


 

 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 31, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

WING BEACH (WB01) 

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21) 

SUGAR DOCK (WB30) 


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 30, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 30, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 26, 2019

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters.


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 25, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 24, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

OUTERCOVE MARINA (WB13)

 

 


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 16, 2019

RED FLAG

 

 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 23, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 18, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 17, 2019

RED FLAG

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

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)

CK DISTRICT #2 DRAIN (WB31)

CK DIST #4 LALY BEACH (WB32)

CHALAN PIAO (WB33)

HOPWOOD SCHOOL (WB34)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 16, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

UNAI BABUI (T03) 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 11, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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

 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 10, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

COMMUNITY SCHOOL (WB29) 

 


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 9, 2019

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 9, 2019

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 QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 3, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 2, 2019

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters.


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 20, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 19, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

WING BEACH  (WB01)

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08) 

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10) 

SUGAR DOCK (WB30) 


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 18, 2019

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters.


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 17, 2019

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 JUNE 13, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 12, 2019

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. Enjoy our waters.


ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 12, 2019

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzed 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters.


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 10, 2019

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 EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 6, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 5, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)

 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 30, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 29, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

DRAINAGE #2 (WB20)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 23, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 22, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

CENTRAL REPAIR (WB08)

INOS PEACE PARK (WB11.2)

FIESTA (WB16)

DRAINAGE #1 (WB17)

GRANDVRIO HOTEL (WB19)

DRAINAGE #2 (WB20)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21) 

GARAPAN BEACH (WB22)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30) 

CK DIST #2 DRAIN (WB31)

CHALAN PIAO (WB33) 

HOPWOOD SCHOOL (WB34)

PIC BEACH (WB36)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 21, 2019

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 12 water samples collected from Rota's recreational beaches. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters.


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 17, 2019

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes five (5) water samples collected from 10 of Tinian’s recreational beaches this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling. None of the samples collected contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. Therefore, DEQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters..


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 16, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

GROTTO CAVE (NEB01)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 15, 2019

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes 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. Enjoy our waters.


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 7, 2018

GREEN FLAG

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


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

COMMUNITY SCHOOL BEACH (WB29) 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8, 2018

RED FLAG

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

 

OBYAN BEACH (SEB04)

TANK BEACH (NEB 06) 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

 

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21) 

COMMUNITY SCHOOL BEACH (WB29) 

 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 31, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 30, 2019

RED FLAG

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

TALAKHAYA (R13)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 25, 2019

RED FLAG

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

TALAKHAYA (R13)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 25, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08) 

AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK (WB12.1) 

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21) 

CK DIST #2 DRAIN (WB31) 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 17, 2019

GREEN FLAG

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


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 16, 2019

RED FLAG

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

TALAKHAYA (R13)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 16, 2019

RED FLAG

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

 

 

DAI-ICHI (Fiesta Resort) HOTEL (WB16) 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2019

RED FLAG

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

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 8, 2019

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.

VETERAN'S MEMORIAL (R09)

 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 4, 2019

GREEN FLAG

GROTTO CAVE (NEB01)                       MARINE BEACH (NEB05)

TANK BEACH (NEB05)                          OBYAN BEACH (SEB04)

LADDER BEACH (SEB04)                      SOUTH LAULAU BEACH (SEB02)

NORTH LAULAU BEACH (SEB03)         UNAI DANGKULO (SEB06)                          

The following beach sites were not sampled due to being inaccessible as a result of Super Typhoon Yutu. However, these beach locations will be sampled once access is made available.

BIRD ISLAND BEACH (NEB 02)          

JEFFERY’S BEACH (NEB03)                

HIDDEN BEACH (NEB07)

OLD MAN BY THE SEA (NEB04)