M.D.E.Q. Issues Water Contact Advisory For Location in Hancock County

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Updated: 3/20 3:11 pm
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (M.D.E.Q.), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a water contact
advisory Thursday for one sampling station in Hancock County. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area.

M.D.E.Q. is working closely with local officials to advise residents that the water in the following location may have high bacteria levels:

●Station 3 ? Waveland Beach ? near Vacation Lane -- from Oak Boulevard east to Favre Street.

When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the
advisory will be lifted. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which performs water sampling of the Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches for M.D.E.Q., notifies the agency when an area has returned to acceptable levels.

Additionally, swimmers are reminded that the Beach Task Force has a
standing recommendation that swimming not occur during or within 24 hours of a significant rainfall event.

More information on the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program:
http://www.usm.edu/gcrl/msbeach/index.cgi.

To receive beach advisories directly, send an email to
rwilbur@deq.state.ms.us for inclusion in a public group email list, text "MDEQbeach" to 95577, or follow M.D.E.Q. on Twitter: @MDEQ.
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