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 EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2020

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's east and south coast recreational beaches including 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 JANUARY 22, 2020

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 JANUARY 22, 2020

RED FLAG

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

 

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

 


SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 16, 2020

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's east and south coast recreational beaches including 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 JANUARY 15, 2020

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 QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 15, 2020

GREEN FLAG

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


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 14, 2020

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)

 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 09, 2020

GREEN FLAG

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's east and south coast recreational beaches including 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.


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 08, 2020

GREEN FLAG

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


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 07, 2020

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 JANUARY 07, 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 DECEMBER 31, 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 II (T06)

UNAI BABUI (T03)


 

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

 

OUTERCOVE MARINA (WB13)

 


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 27, 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 QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 24, 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.

 


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 24, 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 II (T06)

 


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19, 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 DECEMBER 18, 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 QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 17, 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.


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 17, 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)

UNAI BABUI (T03)

LEPROSARIUM II (T06)

 


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 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 sites a GREEN FLAG. Enjoy our waters.


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 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 DECEMBER 11, 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 WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 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.

 

WING BEACH (WB01) 

CIVIC CENTER BEACH (WB26)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 05, 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.

 

JEFFREY'S BEACH (NEB 03)

OLD MAN BY THE SEA (NEB 04)

 


SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 04, 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)

 


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 03, 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 DECEMBER 03, 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 II (T06)

UNAI BABUI (T03)

 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26, 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 (WB08)

SMILING COVE MARINA (WB12)

OUTERCOVE MARINA (WB13) 

DRAINAGE #2 (WB20) 

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


 

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.