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Columbus Landing Found Unsafe for Recreation


Nov. 3, 2004 – Columbus Landing beach on St. Croix does not meet water quality standards for swimming or fishing.
According to a press release Wednesday from Dean C. Plaskett, commissioner of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, the Division of Environmental Protection's Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program evaluated the water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory on Nov. 1.
DPNR is advising the public to refrain from using the waters at the St. Croix beach. This includes activities such as fishing and bathing. DPNR is also advising parents to instruct their children to keep away from the above-mentioned area.
There may be an increased health risk to anyone swimming in these areas as a result of an increased concentration of bacteria.
DPNR will continue to monitor the impacted areas and waters. For additional information regarding water quality call Environmental Protection at 773-1052 on St. Croix.
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