MDEQ Issues Five Beach Water Contact Advisories

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued two beach water contact advisories Friday for Station 2 (Buccaneer State Park Beach) and Station 8 (Gulfport West Beach). Twelve other advisories remain in effect.
The advisories are issued for:
  • Station 2 — Buccaneer State Park Beach — near State Park Road in Waveland –the extent is 100 yards from sign in each direction.
  • Station 8 — Gulfport West Beach — the extent is from Marie Ave. east to Camp Ave.
Advisories remain in effect for:
  • Station 3 — Waveland Beach — the extent is from Oak Blvd. east to Favre St.
  • Station 4 — Bay St. Louis Beach — the extent is from the Box Culvert east to Ballantine St.
  • 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 7– Pass Christian East Beach — the extent is from Espy Ave east to Hayden Ave.
  • Station 7A — Long Beach — the extent is from Oak Garden 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.
  • Station 10B — East Courthouse Road Beach — the extent is from Courthouse Rd. east to Tegarden.
  • Station 12B — Biloxi East Central Beach — the extent is from St. Peter St. east to Dukate Street.
  • Station 14 — Front Beach — the extent is from the Ocean Springs Yacht Club east to Jackson Ave.
  • Station 15 — Shearwater Beach — the extent is from Weeks Bayou east to Ashley Place.
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.
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