MDEQ Lifts Beach Water Contact Advisory in Hancock County

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(Jackson, Miss.) – MDEQ lifted a water contact advisory Friday for Station 4 (Bay St. Louis Beach) in Hancock County.

Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. Advisories remain in effect for Stations 7A, 9, and 10.

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An advisory is lifted for:

  • Station 4 — Bay St. Louis Beach — the extent is from the Box Culvert east to Ballantine St.

Advisories are in effect for:

  • Station 7A — Long Beach — the extent is from Oak Gardens Ave. east to Girard Ave.
  • Station 9 — Gulfport Harbor Beach — the extent is from 20th Ave. east to Thornton Ave.
  • Station 10 — Gulfport Central Beach — the extent is from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.

These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisories 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.