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 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)

                     

 

 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 3, 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)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

 


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 28, 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.

 

GROTTO CAVE (NEB01)

JEFFREY'S BEACH (NEB03)

HIDDEN BEACH (NEB07)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 14, 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.

 

JEFFREY'S BEACH (NEB03)

HIDDEN BEACH (NEB07)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19, 2018

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 (R013)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19, 2018

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.

 

PLUMERIA HOTEL (WB05)

TANAPAG MEETING HALL (WB07)

CENTRAL REPAIR SHOP (WB08)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)


 

SAIPAN EAST BEACH MARINE QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 14, 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.

 

GROTTO CAVE (NEB01)

SOUTH LAULAU BEACH (SEB03)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 13, 2018

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)

SEA PLANE RAMP (WB09)

AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK (WB12.1)

DAI-ICHI HOTEL (Fiesta Resort) (WB16)

DAI-ICHI DRAINAGE (WB17)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)

CK DIST #4 LALY BEACH (WB32)

CHALAN PIAO BEACH (WB33)


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 2018

RED FLAG

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

WEST HARBOR MARINA (R06)

DIST #2 STORM DRAIN (R07)

TETETO BEACH (R10)

TALAKHAYA BEACH (R13)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 5, 2018

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)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

 


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28, 2018

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)

HYATT HOTEL (WB15)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)

SAN ANTONIO BEACH (WB35)


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26, 2018

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 EAST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 16, 2018

GREEN FLAG

GROTTO CAVE (NEB01)                       MARINE BEACH (NEB05)

TANK BEACH (NEB05)                          OBYAN BEACH (SEB04)

LADDER BEACH (SEB04)

 

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)             HIDDEN BEACH (NEB07)

JEFFERY’S BEACH (NEB03)                 SOUTH LAULAU BEACH (SEB02)

NORTH LAULAU BEACH (SEB03)         UNAI DANGKULO (SEB06)

OLD MAN BY THE SEA (NEB04)

                     


 

SAIPAN WEST BEACH MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 15, 2018

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.

 

MICRO BEACH (WB14)

HAFA ADAI HOTEL (WB20)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

GARAPAN BEACH DRAIN (WB23)

DIAMOND HOTEL (WB27)


 

MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 01, 2018

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) would like to inform the general public that due to tremendous damages from Super Typhoon Yutu, The Division of Environmental Quality will be temporarily suspending all Marine Water Sampling for the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

Therefore, pursuant to NMIAC § 65-130-1001 and to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, BECQ has given the following locations RED FLAG and suspends public use (fishing, swimming, etc.) within 300 feet of these locations until further notice. 

SAIPAN BEACHES: Wing Beach (WB1), Paupau Beach (WB2), Nikko Hotel (Kensington)-(WB3), San Roque School (WB4), Plumeria Hotel (WB5), Aqua Resort Hotel (WB6), Tanapag Meeting Hall (WB7), Central Repair Shop (WB8), Sea Plane Ramp (WB9), DPW Channel Bridge (WB10), Puerto Rico Dump (WB11.2), Outercove Marina (WB13), Smiling Cove Marina (WB12), American Memorial Park (WB12.1), Micro Beach (WB14), Hyatt Hotel (WB15), Dai-Ichi Hotel (Fiesta)-(WB16), Dai-Ichi Drainage (WB17), Samoa Housing (WB18), Grotto Cave (NEB01), Bird Island Bch. (NEB02), Hidden Bch. (NEB07), Jeffrey’s Bch. (NEB03), Old Man by the Sea (NEB04), Marine Bch. (NEB05), Tank Bch. (NEB06), Forbidden Island (SEB01), North Laulau Bch. (SEB02), South Laulau Bch. (SEB03), Obyan Bch. (SEB03), Ladder Bch. (SEB05), Unai Dangkulo (SEB06)

TINIAN BEACHES: Tachogna Beach (T07), Taga Beach (T08), Kammer Beach (T10), Tinian Harbor (T09), Leprosarium Beach II (T06), Leprosarium Beach I (T05), Unai Chulu (T04), Unai Babui (T03), Unai Dangkulo (T02), Unai Masalok Beach (T01)

ROTA BEACHES: Kokomo Beach Club (R02), Mobil Storm Drain (R03), East Harbor Dock (R04), Tweksberry Beach (R05), West Harbor Marina (R06), Dist #2 Storm Drain (R07), Dist #1 Storm Drain (R08), Veterans Memorial (R09), Teteto Beach (R10), Guata Beach (R11), Swimming Hole (R12), Talakhaya Beach (R13)


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 18, 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 OCTOBER 17, 2018

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)

HAFA ADAI HOTEL (WB19)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

CIVIC CENTER BEACH (WB26)

CK DISTRICT #2 DRAIN (WB31)

SAN ANTONIO LIFT STATION (WB37)


 

TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16, 2018

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) 


 

ROTA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 15, 2018

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 OCTOBER 12, 2018

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..

 


 

MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 10, 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 OCTOBER 10, 2018

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)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK (WB12.1)

MICRO BEACH (WB14)

HAFA ADAI DRAINAGE (WB20)

GARAPAN FISHING DOCK (WB21)

SUGAR DOCK (WB30)


MANAGAHA MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 4, 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 OCTOBER 3, 2018

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)

DPW CHANNEL BRIDGE (WB10)

HYATT HOTEL (WB15)

SAN ANTONIO BEACH (WB35)

 


TINIAN MARINE WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 2, 2018

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..