The Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI) is advising against beach going activities at the Great Bay Beach for the next few days due to the temporary opening of the Great Bay Channel which took place at 6:00PM October 18, 2021, through 12:00AM midnight.
The decision to open the Great Bay Channel was taken to mitigate potential flooding due to frequent torrential rain over the past few days, as part of the ministry's water management activities to avoid hazardous water levels at the Salt and Fresh Water Ponds.
As such, opening of the Rolandus Canal will commence as of October 20th, 2021, until Friday 22nd October, during the hours of 6:00PM through 12:00AM midnight in order to lower the water level of the Great Salt Pond.
Ministry of VROMI therefore cautions against any and all water activities at the Great Bay Beach during the aforementioned times. Beach activities can resume as of 8:00AM the following day.