MDEQ lifts Beach Water Contact Advisory in Gulfport

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(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Monday for Station 11 (Gulfport East Beach). Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. There is one other advisory in effect.

The advisory is lifted for:

  • Station 11 — Gulfport East Beach — the extent is from Tegarden Rd. east to Anniston Ave.
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An advisory remains in effect for:

  • Station 10B — East Courthouse Road Beach (Gulfport) — the extent is from Courthouse Rd. east to Tegarden Rd.

This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisory will be lifted.

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.

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