MDEQ Issues Six Beach Water Contact Advisories
(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued six water contact advisories Thursday for Station 4, Station 6, Station 7A, Station 8, Station 9, and Station 10. One other advisory remains in effect.
The advisories are issued for:
- Station 4 — Bay St. Louis Beach — the extent is from the Box Culvert east to Ballantine St.
- Station 6 — Pass Christian Central Beach — the extent is from Henderson Ave. east to Hiern Ave.
- Station 7A — Long Beach — the extent is from Oak Garden Ave. east to Girard Ave.
- Station 8 — Gulfport West Beach — the extent is from Marie Ave. east to Camp Ave.
- Station 9 — Gulfport Harbor Beach — the extent from 20th Ave. to Thornton Ave.
- Station 10 — Gulfport Central Beach — the extent is from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.
An advisory remains in effect for:
- Station 5 — Pass Christian West Beach — the extent is from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.
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.
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.