MDEQ Issues Three Beach Water Contact Advisories

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued five beach water contact advisories Wednesday for Station 1 (Lakeshore Beach), Station 3 (Waveland Beach), and Station 6 (Pass Christian Central Beach). Five other advisories remain in effect.
Advisories are issued for:
  • Station 1 — Lakeshore Beach — the extent is from the Silver Slipper Casino east to Pointset Ave.
  • Station 3 — Waveland Beach — the extent is from Oak Blvd. east to Favre St.
  • Station 6 — Pass Christian Central Beach — the extent is from Henderson Ave. east to Hiern Ave.
Advisories remain in effect for:
  • Station 11 — Gulfport East Beach — the extent is from Tegarden Ave. east to Anniston Ave.
  • Station 12A — Biloxi West Central Beach — the extent is from Travia St. east to Iberville Dr.
  • 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.
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.