MDEQ lifts one Beach Water Contact Advisory and issues one

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(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Friday for Station 12A (Biloxi West Central Beach). Water samples at this stations show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. An advisory is issued for Station 11 (Gulfport East Beach), and one remains in effect for Station 7A (Long Beach).
The advisory is lifted for:
  • Station 12A — Biloxi West Central Beach — the extent is from Travia St. east to D’Ibervile Dr.
An advisory is issued for:
  • Station 11 — Gulfport East Beach — the extent is from Tegarden Ave. east to Anniston Ave.
An advisory remains in effect for:
  • Station 7A — Long Beach — the extent is from Oak Gardens Ave. east to Girard Ave.
These segments of the beach are 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 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.
More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the location of beach sampling stations is available at: http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches.
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