MDEQ issues Beach Water Contact Advisory for Station in Biloxi
(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a beach water contact advisory Friday for Station 12B (Biloxi East Central Beach). Three other advisories remain in effect.
The advisory is issued for:
- Station 12B — Biloxi East Central Beach — the extent is from St. Peter St. east to Dukate Street.
Advisories remain in effect for:
- Station 5 — Pass Christian West Beach — the extent is from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.
- Station 6 — Pass Christian Central Beach — the extent is from Henderson Ave. east to Hiern Ave.
- Station 8 — Gulfport West Beach — the extent is from Marie Ave. east to Camp 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.